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Is It Safe To Take Restasis While Pregnant
Category C Drug: Meaning animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies. Given Restasis is used to treat dry eye (not usually a very dangerous condition) i would stop it. Ask the eye doctor who prescribed it for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
No need to : There is no reason to use restasis ™ during your pregnancy. It's labeled as a class C pregnancy risk, which means animal studies show fetal risk, but there are no controlled human or animal studies. There is no need to chance the unlikely risk with Restasis. Similarly with its use during lactation. ...Read more
Yes: These meds are totall different and there is no cross sensitivity. ...Read more
6 weeks: It typically takes six weeks before a change is noted. Be patient. ...Read more
Just started restasis 3 days ago for sjogrens.I know it takes months for dryness, but my sclera looks whiter. I'm concerned about longterm effects. ?
Have been doing restasis-3 months & eyes feel good. If starting to feel dry again will it take 2 months to work again? Thank you!
Very likely: Restasis works by removing the inflammation around your tear glands and allowing them to recover. It normally takes 3 to 6 months to notice improvement. Progress is best monitored by schirmer's 2 tear production test. After 3 months, one may feel better but likely is not yet fully recovered. Best to continue until fully recovered and then check tear production every several months.If low, restart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have REALY itchy eyes I've tried itchy eye drops but that doesn't help what can I do.? I do have dry eyes I take Restasis. But doesn't help the itch
Is there a tool or way to get oil out my top eyelids instead of with scrubs or if eyescrubs only way? My eyelids are huge:( I just started restasis three wk ago my eye dr said takes up to three month to work
I have dry eyes and take restasis for that and i had a big dose of rai for thyroid cancer can I take Accutane to treat acne since it cause dry eyes to?
Small risk: Accutane can cause conjunctival irritation and secondarily eye dryness. If your eyes are dry to begin with and you add the dryness of accutane, then your dryness can increase. At your age i would have expected acne to be attenuated but you certainly can try Accutane with an understanding of the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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