Cyclosporine (Into the eye)
Anti-Inflammatory (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Cyclosporine belongs to a class of medicines known as immunosuppressants. It is used to increase tear production in people who have a certain eye condition.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Liquid Mixture, Drop
Use this medicine twice a day, about 12 hours apart, or as directed.
Turn the package upside down a few times to mix the medicine before you use it. Use the medicine right away after you open the package.
To use the eye drops:Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket. Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Throw away any medicine left in the opened package after you have used it.
Wait at least 15 minutes before you use artificial tears.
Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to cyclosporine.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Blurred vision or other changes in vision
Feeling like something is in your eye
Mild, brief burning in your eyes
Red, watery, or itchy eyes
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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