Cyclosporine ophthalmic Side Effects

Some side effects of cyclosporine ophthalmic may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to cyclosporine ophthalmic: ophthalmic emulsion

Along with its needed effects, cyclosporine ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

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

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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