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Cyclosporine ophthalmic Side Effects

In Summary

Commonly reported side effects of cyclosporine ophthalmic include: burning sensation of eyes. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

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.

Severity: Minor

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

General

The most commonly reported side effects were ocular burning, eye pain, eye irritation, lacrimation, ocular hyperemia, and eyelid erythema.[Ref]

Ocular

Very common (10% or more): Ocular burning
Common (1% to 10%): Eyelid erythema, increased lacrimation, ocular hyperemia, blurred vision, eyelid edema, conjunctival hyperemia, eye irritation, eye pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Ocular bacterial keratitis, ocular herpes zoster, conjunctival edema, lacrimal disorder, eye discharge, eye pruritus, conjunctival irritation, conjunctivitis, foreign body sensation in eyes, deposit eye, keratitis, blepharitis, corneal decompensation, chalazion, corneal infiltrates, corneal scar, eyelid pruritus, iridocyclitis, epiphora, stinging[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

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

Local

Very common (10% or more): Instillation site pain
Common (1% to 10%): Instillation site irritation, instillation site erythema
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Instillation site reaction, instillation site discomfort[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

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.

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