the package insert of the medicine Restasis. Therapeutic class of Lubricating ophthalmic. Active principlesCiclosporin.
Restasis is indicated to increase tear production, in adult patients with the production of tears is insufficient caused by inflammation in the eyes and the syndrome of the dry eye.
How to use?
Generally, the recommended dose for the treatment of dry eye is 1 drop in the affected eye, 2 times per day, 12 in 12 hours.
Restasis is marketed in flaconetes individual, which after use must be discarded.
What are the evils that can cause me?
Some of the side effects of Restasis may include burning eyes, headache, irritation, redness, itching and foreign body sensation in eyes, stinging and secretion in the eyes, sensitivity to light, blurry vision and dry eye.
When should I not use?
Restasis is contraindicated for patients with active infection in the eyes, and for patients with allergy to Cyclosporine or to other components of the formula.
How it works?
Restasis is a medication that has in its composition of Cyclosporine a, a compound that when administered is often able to decrease or prevent reactions of the immune system. Thus, in patients with tear production decreased due to the presence of inflammation eye syndrome, chronic dry eye, Restasis increases the production of antibodies, and, consequently, the production of tears.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
Before using Restasis, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing, you want to administer the medicine to children or teenagers, have more than 65 years, use contact lenses, has a history of infection of the cornea due to the herpes virus or if you are taking or applying other medicinal products.
If you wear contact lenses, you should remove the contact lenses from the eyes before administering the solution ophthalmic lubricant Restasis and wait 15 minutes before replacing the lenses. In addition, if you find yourself doing other treatments with other eye drops, you should always wait 5 minutes between application of each medication.
During treatment with Restasis, you should take special care when driving vehicles or machinery, because this medicine may stop momentarily blurred vision.
treatment with Restasis should never be stopped without the knowledge of your doctor and the schedules, doses and duration of treatment should be strictly respected.
Before you can administer Restasis, check if the product has suffered any change of color or is cloudy, and to avoid contamination of the vial of eye drops, should not touch the tip of the bottle in the eyes, in the fingers or other surfaces, by closing always the bottle after use. Also, Restasis is a medication that should only be applied in the eyes, not being recommended for application in other locations or swallowed.
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
In the case of excessive or accidental ingestion of Restasis, you should go to the nearest hospital, taking the packaging or package insert for the drug.