Can you use too much Restasis?

Can you use too much Restasis?

Can you use too much Restasis?

Symptoms of a Restasis overdose can include: increased eye irritation. burning in your eyes. redness in your eyes.

How long can it take before Restasis is effective?

How long does it take for RESTASIS® to work? Chronic Dry Eye is a chronic condition, and you will need to maintain therapy on an ongoing basis. Within 1 month of therapy, your eyes may start producing more of their own tears, but it could take 3 to 6 months after beginning therapy to see an increase in tear production.

Can I use Restasis after opening?

Can I use RESTASIS® for more than 1 dose if I store it in the refrigerator? No. RESTASIS® is packaged in single-use vials because it does not contain any preservatives. So, it is important that 1 vial be used each time and immediately discarded after each use.

Should Restasis be refrigerated?

Allergan recommends that Restasis be stored at room temperature, however, most patients find that refrigerating it helps reduce the burning and other effects listed above.

What can be used instead of Restasis?

Alternatives to Cequa

  • cyclosporine 0.05% (Restasis)
  • lifitegrast (Xiidra)
  • artificial tears (Systane, Refresh, TheraTears)
  • hydroxypropyl cellulose (Lacrisert)

Can you use Restasis just once a day?

May 7, 2007 (Fort Lauderdale) — Patients who use cyclosporine ( Restasis) twice a day for the treatment of dry eye might get the same benefit from treatment if they use the drug only once daily.

How many times can you use a vial of Restasis?

Your pharmacist and the patient booklet suggest using 2 vials per day, but the following instructions are recommended by many leading dry eye and Restasis experts. This regimen will save you at least 50% of the cost of this medication. Instead of using 2 vials per day, you can use 1 vial for 2-3 days.

How many drops are in a vial of Restasis?

Each vial contains 0.4 mL fill in a 0.9 mL LDPE vial; 30 or 60 vials are packaged in a polypropylene tray with an aluminum peelable lid. The entire contents of each tray (30 vials or 60 vials) must be dispensed intact.