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Restasis (Cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Emulsion

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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0.05% (0.4ml each)
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Multidose 0.05%
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3ml (with Preservative)
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0.05% (0.4ml each)
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Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Chemical Name: CYCLOSPORINE (SYE-kloe-spor-een)

RESTASIS is used to increase tear production in people with dry eye disease. RESTASIS is in a class of medications called immunomodulators. It works by decreasing swelling in the eye to allow for tear production.


Take RESTASIS exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow patient instructions for safe and effective use. Wash your hands before using eyedrops.


To make sure you can safely take RESTASIS, patients should thoroughly discuss their medical history with their doctor. This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using RESTASIS, consult your doctor if you have:

  • allergies to RESTASIS or if you have any other allergies
  • an eye infection
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Side Effects

Most medications can cause side effects which can be defined as an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can range from mild or severe, temporary or permanent. Side effects are not experienced all patients who take this medication. Many side effects can be managed, and others may go away over time.

Common side effects may include burning, itching, stinging, redness or pain of the eyes, overflow of tears, red eyes, eye discharge, blurred vision or other vision changes and felling that something is in the eye.

Serious side effects are not expected to occur during treatment with RESTASIS.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about additional side effects.

Frequently Asked Questions about Restasis (Cyclosporine)

What does Restasis do to the eye?

Restasis treats chronic dry eye by reducing eye inflammation and increasing tear production, relieving dryness.

When should you not use Restasis?

Don't use Restasis if allergic to its ingredients or while wearing contacts. Remove contacts before use and wait 15 minutes to reinsert.

How long can you stay on Restasis?

Use Restasis for at least 6 months, but duration varies. Consult your eye doctor for personalized advice.

Is it OK to use 2 drops of Restasis?

Use one drop in each eye twice daily. Using more doesn't add benefits and may increase side effects. Ask your doctor.

What happens when you stop using Restasis?

Your eyes may return to their previous dry state. Follow your doctor's instructions to maintain effectiveness.

Why does Restasis burn?

Restasis may cause mild burning due to its action on the eyes. This sensation usually decreases over time.

Do Restasis side effects go away?

Side effects like burning and redness may improve with continued use. Consult your doctor if they persist.

Does Restasis need to be refrigerated?

No, store Restasis at room temperature (between 59°F and 77°F or 15°C and 25°C).

Is Restasis a steroid eye drop?

No, Restasis contains cyclosporine, not steroids. It works differently to reduce inflammation and increase tear production.

Can I use Restasis with pink eye?

Consult your eye doctor before using Restasis with pink eye (conjunctivitis) for personalized advice.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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