RESTASIS® (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05% Prescription


RESTASIS® Is Different From
Artificial Tears

It is 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® can do that.


Artificial tears, such as 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® begins to work to increase
production of your own real tears. Allow 15 minutes
between the use of each product.

Be your own advocate! Make an appointment with
an eye doctor to see if RESTASIS® might be right
for you.

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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 >


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