III. Mechanism

  1. Cyclosporine is a Calcineurin Inhibitor with Immunosuppression and antiinflammatory properties (esp. inhibits T-Helper Cells)
  2. Improves tear production in autoimmune disorders (esp. Sjogren's Syndrome)

IV. Preparations

  1. Cyclosporine A 0.05% (Restasis) use 1 drop in each eye every 12 hours
    1. Wait for 10 minutes before inserting Contact Lenses after applying drop

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Cost: Medications

restasis (on 10/19/2022 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
RESTASIS 0.05% EYE EMULSION Generic $3.93 each
RESTASIS MULTIDOSE 0.05% EYE $112.47 per ml