Learn About RESTASIS® (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05%

Learn About RESTASIS®

Making your own real tears matters

RESTASIS® (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05% is the only
prescription eye drop that helps increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye disease. RESTASIS® did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs.

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RESTASIS® is different from artificial tears

Artificial tears, like REFRESH® OPTIVE™ Advanced Lubricant Eye Drops,
are over-the-counter lubricants that help moisten the eyes and provide
temporary relief, but they do not increase the eyes’ ability to produce their own tears. However, they can be helpful as RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion begins to work to increase production of your own real tears. Allow 15 minutes between the use of each product.

It’s important to understand that RESTASIS® is not an artificial tear. It is a prescription medicine. Artificial tears do not increase the eyes’ ability to
produce their own tears; only prescription RESTASIS® Ophthalmic
Emulsion can do that.

If you are a contact lens wearer, remove your contact lenses before using RESTASIS®, and wait 15 minutes after applying RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion before putting your contact lenses back on.

How to Use RESTASIS®


Unit dose vial

Before using, invert the unit dose vial a few times to obtain a uniform, white, opaque emulsion. (In other
words, turn the unit dose upside down a few times.)

Administering eye drops

Place 1 drop of RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion in each eye in the morning from 1 vial, then discard the vial. Repeat in the evening, about 12 hours later. Do not touch the vial tip to your eye or other surfaces.

Discarding vials

RESTASIS® is packaged in single-use vials because it doesn’t contain any preservatives. So it’s important that 1 vial be used each time and immediately discarded after each use.

Trays of RESTASIS® (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05%

Be sure to get a full 30-day supply (60 vials total) or 90-day supply (180 vials total) from your pharmacist.

REFRESH® OPTIVE™ Advanced Eye Drops

RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion can be used with artificial tears, such as REFRESH OPTIVE™ Advanced Lubricant Eye Drops. Allow for 15 minutes between products.



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Approved Use
RESTASIS® (Cyclosporine
Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05% helps increase your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, which may be reduced by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye. RESTASIS® did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs.

Important Safety Information
Do not use RESTASIS® Ophthalmic Emulsion if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. To help avoid eye injury and contamination, do not touch the vial tip to your eye or other surfaces. See more below >

Benefits Continue
With Continued Use
RESTASIS (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05% prescription

RESTASIS® helps
increase your eyes'
natural ability to
produce tears.

Staying on Therapy

These tips can help you stay on track during RESTASIS® treatment.

Staying on therapy