Cyclosporine ophthalmic Side Effects

Not all side effects for cyclosporine ophthalmic may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to cyclosporine ophthalmic: ophthalmic emulsion

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by cyclosporine ophthalmic. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Some of the side effects that can occur with cyclosporine ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More Common
  • Burning or other discomfort of the eye
Less common
  • Blurred vision
  • clear or yellow fluid from eye
  • difficulty reading
  • eye pain
  • feeling of having something in the eye
  • halos around lights
  • itching skin
  • redness of the white part of your eyes or inside of your eyelids
  • sticky or matted eyelashes
  • stinging
  • watery eye

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to cyclosporine ophthalmic: ophthalmic emulsion

Ocular

Ocular side effects have most commonly included ocular burning (17%). Conjunctival hyperemia, discharge, epiphora, eye pain, foreign body sensation, pruritus, stinging and visual disturbances (most often blurring) have been reported in 1% to 5% of patients.
Postmarketing side effects include: superficial injury of the eye during administration (from the vial tip touching the eye).

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing side effects include: hypersensitivity (eye swelling, urticaria, rare cases of severe angioedema, face swelling, tongue swelling, pharyngeal edema and dyspnea).

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