(cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05%
Restasis® is a treatment for Dry Eye Disease, a painful and irritating condition. Restasis drops help the eyes produce more tears by reducing inflammation, which is often a cause of dry eye. Unlike artificial tears, Restasis was the first drug proven to effectively treat a cause of Dry Eye Disease rather than only temporarily alleviate symptoms.
Restasis is for those:
whose tear production is suppressed due to inflammation caused by dry eye disease whose doctor has determined that Restasis is the appropriate treatment for their condition.
About the treatment:
If your doctor prescribes Restasis, you’ll probably use one drop in each eye every 12 hours. There is presently no cure for Dry Eye Disease; however, you will receive benefits from Restasis for as long as you continue its use. Restasis can be used with artificial tear products, but your need for these will most likely decrease as your eyes improve.
The most common side effect of Restasis is a temporary burning sensation. Patients with an active eye infection or those who have allergies to any of the ingredients should not use Restasis. Keep in mind that Restasis is a treatment, not a cure.
There is presently no cure for Dry Eye Disease. If you and your doctor decide that Restasis is an option for you, you will be given additional information about the treatment that will allow you to make an informed decision about whether to proceed.
(lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5%
Xiidra is a prescription eye drop solution used to effectively treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.
About the treatment:
If your doctor prescribes Xiidra, you’ll probably use one drop in each eye every 12 hours. There is presently no cure for Dry Eye Disease; however, Xiidra has reduced the symptoms at a faster rate than any other drug currently on the market. It can be used with artificial tear products, but your need for these will most likely decrease as your eyes improve.
It is not known if Xiidra is safe and effective in children under 17 years of age. If you wear contacts you will need to remove them in order to administer Xiidra and wait 15 minutes afterward before putting your contacts back into your eyes.
The most common side effects of Xiidra include eye irritation, discomfort, or blurred vision when the drops are applied to the eyes, and an unusual taste sensation (dysgeusia). Tell your doctor if you have any side effects that bother you. These are not all the possible side effects of Xiidra. Call your us for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If you would like more information about Xiidra visit the Shire website.