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Side Effects of Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion

Although most people do not experience problems while using cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion, side effects can still occur -- the most common problem is burning in the eyes. Other common reactions include eye redness, itching, and stinging. In most cases, side effects are minor and easily treated. However, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop serious problems, such as severe or intolerable eye irritation.

An Introduction to Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion Side Effects

As with any medicine, cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion (Restasis®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Side Effects to Report

With cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion, there are some side effects that are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Severe or intolerable eye irritation, such as burning or stinging
  • Eye irritation that does not go away or that gets worse with repeated cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion use
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing.
 

Cyclosporine Eye Drop Information

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