Cyclosporine Eye Drops
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Cyclosporine is classified as an immunosuppressant. The ophthalmic form of the drug helps improve tear production, which has been decreased by eye inflammation or similar disorders. The drug is also used as a treatment of chronic eye dryness, provoked by infection or other complications. Cyclosporine eye drops may also be used for other purposes, not specified in the safety leaflet. Consult your healthcare provider about =off-label medication use to guarantee its safety and effectiveness.
Striving to achieve the maximal results from the treatment course, a patient should apply the remedy in the proper dose, prescribed by a qualified doctor. Any changes in the dosing, duration of the therapy or similar features may either decrease or completely eliminate the achieved result. Thus, take Cyclosporine, as determined by a medical specialist without any differences. Despite the treatment is prescribed individually for every patient based on information about his/her overall health state, the common dose necessary for the top effect is 1 drop in every eye used two times a day. Consequently, the medication should be applied each 12 hours. To avoid any infection occurrence and similar complications, a patient should wash hands carefully before and after the therapy. Once you have missed a dose, you need to take it the first possible moment. However, it is advised to skip the dose in case the following scheduled one should be used very soon. Contact your doctor in case you have noticed any signs of Cyclosporine Eye Drops misuse or overuse.
Precautions and Contraindications
Safety is the top concern of every treatment course and especially Cyclosporine therapy. Patients should start the process with doctor’s consultation. Make sure you do not meet any contraindications or precautions, in order to get proper dose adjustment and avoid devastating side effects. Cyclosporine is not advised for people, who are sensitive to its active components or similar eye drops. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use the treatment, at least without doctor’s permission, as it can affect the health of a nursing and unborn child in a negative way. Your healthcare provider should be warned about all the disorders and illnesses you have, as some of them may interfere with the treatment course, triggering bothersome reactions and decreased Cyclosporine effects. Provide the doctor with information about allergies you have to foods, medications and other substances. Moreover, special dose should be adjusted for patients with punctrul plugs or recent history of eye herpes infection.
Since Cyclosporine ophthalmic is applied to eyes, it is not likely to interact with injections and orally administered remedies. However, you need to provide your physician with a complete list of prescription and OTC drugs, herbal supplements and other pharmaceutical products you are using. Do not combine the eye drops with topical anti-inflammatory remedies, since they impact the effectiveness of Cyclosporine.
Call your medical specialist immediately if you have noticed any abnormalities or adverse reactions, such as vision impairments, itching or redness, eye stinging or burning and others. Seek emergency medical help if allergic reactions, severe eye pain, redness, drainage, crusting and discomfort appeared and started to aggravate.
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