What is this drug used for?
• It is used to help some patients make more tears.
Frequently reported side effects of this drug
• Eye pain
• Eye redness
Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:
• Vision changes
• Severe eye irritation
• Signs of a significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.
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Medication Safety Issues
CycloSPORINE may be confused with cyclophosphamide, Cyklokapron, cycloSERINE
Restasis may be confused with Refresh Celluvisc
High alert medication:
This medication is in a class the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) includes among its list of drug classes that have a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error.
Generic Available (US)
Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F).
Central nervous system: Foreign body sensation of eye, headache
Genitourinary: Urinary tract infection
Ophthalmic: Blepharitis, blurred vision, burning sensation of eyes, conjunctival hyperemia, epiphora, eye discharge, eye irritation, eye pain, eye pruritus, stinging of eyes, visual disturbance
Rare but important or life-threatening: Hypersensitivity reaction