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Ophthalmic Cyclosporine

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Ophthalmic Cyclosporine, Ophthalmic Calcineurin Inhibitor, Restasis, Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion, Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Suspension

  • 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)
  • 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