cyclosporine ophthalmic (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Restasis)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose (Restasis)?
An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, wash the eye with water and call an emergency room or poison control center. If the drops have been ingested, call an emergency center for advice.
What should I avoid while using cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis)?
Do not use cyclosporine ophthalmic while wearing contact lenses. Contact lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes following administration of cyclosporine ophthalmic, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Artificial tears may be used during treatment with cyclosporine ophthalmic. Allow a 15 minute interval between application of the two products. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with cyclosporine ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What other drugs will affect cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis)?
Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with cyclosporine ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Artificial tears may be used during treatment with cyclosporine ophthalmic. Allow a 15 minute interval between application of the two products.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with cyclosporine ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about cyclosporine ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.
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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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