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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
No: Restasis is a diluted version of cyclosporine, which is a drug used to prevent organ transplant rejection. Although highly improbable that this eye-drop could ever affect your pregnancy, it would be much more prudent to use an over-the-counter artificial tears product instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different dry eye: Restasis only treats the part of dry eye due to inflammation and helps you to make more of the aqueous part of the tears. Tears are complex and have three main layers, a watery or aqueous part, a lipid or oily part and a mucous or protein part. These have to work together to relieve dry eyes. Often the oily laryer is too thin, so the tears evaporate quickly, leading to dry spots, dry feeling. ...Read more
Eye dryness: Restasis is used to quiet down inflammation which inhibits the release of tears. After about one month introduction period, you should start feeling better. If there is no change, the reason for the dryness is something else. Restasis can be used for a long term but eventually it would be useful to stop for several months and see if the dryness has disappeared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. ?
Not likely: Restasis is a topical drop designed to increase the production of tears in those deficient in tear flow. The increase can be helpful but rarely enough to increase tear flow into the sinuses and in fact more fluid in sinuses might improve the health of the sinuses. So if Restasis is helpful, continue it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Refresh endura is the vehicle for Restasis but there is no over-the-counter equivalent for the medication component of restasis. ...Read more
Is Restasis absorbed into bloodstream?concerned with long term use and overuse affects. Can it cause harm to the body?
Yes: These meds are totall different and there is no cross sensitivity. ...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
What can cause a sudden onset of unilateral eyelid drooping? It started a month after I started Restasis. I stopped the drops but the drooping persist
Can Restasis be taken in combination with Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose)? Should I put them in after waiting a certain amount of time after using restasis or vice versa?
Yes: However, you might want to consider options. If you need Restasis because your eyes are dry, you could look into preservative-free eye drops to treat your glaucoma, as preservatives tend to dry the eyes. You may also consider laser treatment for glaucoma to get off glaucoma drops all together. This may improve your dry eye symptoms. ...Read more
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