Restasis

(Cyclosporine)

3.1/ 5 average rating with 52 reviewsforRestasis
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Increases tear production.

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Our bottom line

Restasis (Cyclosporine) is effective for most people with dry eyes from inflammation, but it doesn't work for everyone. You'll need to be patient to notice improvement and it can be expensive since there's no generic.

Quick facts about Restasis
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 60 25mg capsules
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$57.89

Upsides

  • Most people don't have many side effects from taking Restasis (Cyclosporine).
  • The majority of people notice a change in their dry eye symptoms after taking Restasis (Cyclosporine).
People’s experience with Restasis

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Downsides

  • It can take several weeks of taking Restasis (Cyclosporine) until you notice a change in your dry eyes.
  • Not available in generic, so it can be expensive.
  • For some people with dry eyes because of eye surgery, contact lenses, or thyroid problems, Restasis (Cyclosporine) hasn't been shown to work.
  • There aren't a lot of other medications available for dry eye if Restasis (Cyclosporine) doesn't work.
  • The most common complaint is the sensation of burning in the eye or an object in the eye after using Restasis (Cyclosporine).
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 60 25mg capsules
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$57.89
How it works

Restasis (Cyclosporine) suppresses the parts of your immune system that cause dry eyes.

Quick facts about Restasis
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dry eyes

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
People’s experience with Restasis

52reviews so far. What do you think?

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Side effect rates for Restasis (Cyclosporine)

  • Ocular burning
  • Conjunctival hyperemia
  • Discharge
  • Epiphora
  • Eye pain
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Pruritus
  • Stinging
  • Visual disturbance

Risks and Warnings for Restasis (Cyclosporine)

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  • Sharing the vial with other people can spread infections and make your symptoms worse.

Common concerns from people taking Restasis (Cyclosporine)

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