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What are some of the side effects of restasis?

What are some of the side effects of restasis?

Restasis: Side effects include, burning, redness, blurry vision (more rare); takes often 3 months to reach therapeutic level ...Read more

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Restasis (eye drop), are there side effects??

Restasis (eye drop), are there side effects??

Restasis: All medications have potential side effects. The most common side effect of Restaiss is that it can cause a burning sensation, especially if the eyes are really dry. The burning tends to go away as the eyes become healthier and less dry. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of reusing restasis eye drops?

What are the side effects of reusing restasis eye drops?

? infection: Restasis does not contain a preservative. Preservatives prevent bacteria from growing in eyedrops that have a long shelf life. Therefore you should not open a vile of Restasis and use the same vile a week later. However (while not recommended by the manufacturer) you would likely be fine opening a vile in the morning and using the same vile later in the day. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of using restasis eye drops?

What are common side effects of using restasis eye drops?

Luckily,not many: Restasis is a wonderful drug used to treat dry eye syndrome. The good news is that it is easy to remember as it is only used twice daily.....Also good is that compared to many other topical prescription eye drops, it is pretty benign, without side effects for most people. The frustrating thing with Restasis is it's lack of an immediate effect.....Most people don't notice an effect for three months. ...Read more

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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. ?

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. ?

Minimal: Restasis is a very safe long-term drug. Your dry eye complications are much more likely to cause you ocular damage then the side effects of the restasis. ...Read more

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Can I use restasis while wearing contacts?

Can I use restasis while wearing contacts?

Ok: Usually ok to use drops with contacts, if you put it in when wearing them however, some of the med can soak into contact lens so commonly suggested to remove them when putting in topical medications. ...Read more

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Can I use restasis and punctal plugs together?

Can I use restasis and punctal plugs together?

Yes: Yes. Restasis can be used in conjunction with punctal plugs and is very effective in this scenario. The original fda data did not show benefit when used together but this subgroup was small and the study was not designed to investigate this issue. ...Read more

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Would using expired restasis be helpful or does it really lose its potency and effectiveness?

Depends: I think that within a month or two after the expiration date you'll probably still get good effectiveness from the medication, however after that it is hard to say. ...Read more