More Views

Restasis Ophthalmic Emulsion - Cyclosporine Eye Solution

Generic: Cyclosporine


* Required Fields


Restasis Eye Drops are intended to boost the natural tear synthesis by the eye. In some people tear production rate is decreased because of inflammation caused by a chronic eye disease known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca. This eye disease which generally named as dry eye disease is the condition in which person feels dryness or inflammation in the eye as eye is not producing sufficient tears to wet cornea and provide protection to outer layer of eye.

Sometimes this condition develops as a side effect of isotretinoin like medications or as an indicative sign of rheumatoid arthritis. In few cases, the condition may be an outcome of aging process. The chronic dry eyes issue is a serious eye disease which may cause inflammation and damage the structures of the eye surface if left untreated. Restasis Eye Drops help to manage this condition and avoid inflammation on the outer layer of the eye which promotes the natural tear production. 

Additional Information

Dosage No
Side Effects No
precaution No
Blog No

What is the mechanism of action of Restasis eye drops to manage dry eye condition?

Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) comes with a topical immunomodulator that shows anti-inflammatory effects. Cyclosporine itself is an immunosuppressive agent when used in a certain way. Based on research, cyclosporine emulsion works to relieve the inflammation of both the lacrimal gland and ocular surface of the eye which is considered as the root of keratoconjunctivitis sicca or dry eye disease. 

What are the conditions in which the Restasis eye drops should not be used?

Following are the conditions in which Restasis Eye Drops treatment should not be used:

  • Patient is allergic to cyclosporine or any other ingredients of medicine
  • There is an active eye infection
  • Patient is pregnant or are breastfeeding (special caution is recommended)

What more I should know about cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis eye drops) treatment to make it successful?

  • The dropper of the eye drops should not be touched to any surface or eyes or fingers as it can contaminate the whole medication.
  • In case dropper is contaminated due to any reason, change it or sterile it before use as it could develop an infection in the eye(s).
  • The use of Restasis eye drops should not be used while wearing contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, contact your doctor to know about the guideline of using eye drops. The eye drops should be used after lenses are removed and should not be reinserted for 15 minutes following the administration or as directed by your doctor.


What are the directions for using Restasis eye drops?

  • Prior using Restasis Eye Drops shake the content to mix it well. It should look as white emulsion is uniform and opaque.
  • Put one or two drop into each eye two times in a day, 12 hours apart.
  • If you are using artificial tears, wait for at least 15 minutes following the use of Restasis Eye Drops.
  • The treatment should be used for the advised period of time by your doctor. Generally, treatment lasts for 30 days.
  • Pay special attention on instructions of use if you wear contact lenses.


What is the optimum duration to get benefit from Restasis treatment?

The treatmnet with Restasis should be continued as per recommendations of your prescription. Dropping treatmnet without completing or adjusting doses could harm the expected health benefits. Generally, treatment lasts for 30 days.

What I should do if I have missed dose a regular dose of Restasis eye drops?

Taking doses at a regular schedule is helpful in remembering the daily doses. However, missing a single dose is not a big deal. You can use the eye drops as soon as you remember or simply skip the missed dose and take the doses from next schedule. In no case using extra doses or more than recommended quantity should be done.

How I should store Restasis eye drops?

  • There are no special instructions for storing Restasis eye drops. You can store it with your other medicines at a room temperature below 25°C.
  • Keep it away from moisture and excessive heat.


Are there any possible side effects of treatment with Restasis eye drops?

In most of the cases patients complete the treatment with Restasis eye drops successfully without any major difficulties. But the possibilities of adverse reactions could not be overlooked completely. Some of the side effects that are noticed with Restasis eye drop treatment include the followings:

  • ocular burning
  • conjunctival hyperemia
  • discharge
  • epiphora
  • eye pain
  • foreign body sensation
  • pruritus
  • stinging
  • visual disturbance