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User Reviews for Cyclosporine

Also known as: Restasis

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Dry Eye Disease
4.7
   
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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I agree with everyone else. The bottle is awful and does not last a full month!! Is there any way you can get this info to Allergan, the manufacturer? I'd like them to know."

   
7.0

Wren May 17, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I have been using Restasis for 3 years, it has helped a lot. I HATE the new bottle. I have to pay a lot for this and it doesn't last the month because the bottle is so hard to squeeze then 2 drops come out just when you give up waiting for it. It's awful! The bottle is the reason I give it a 3 otherwise it would have been higher."

   
3.0

doirked (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 12, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I have used Restasis for almost five years, with great results, no side effects. The ampules worked beautifully, I never lost one drop. I was happy to switch to the multi dose option, thinking there would be less waste. What a horrible design! Drops sometimes run down the side of the bottle instead of the nozzle (which is too short). You need to squeeze extra hard to get a drop out and so sometimes a huge drop that feels like two drops come out. I have never experienced an eye drop bottle this terrible. It is unmanageable."

Erika (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 10, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "Restasis rx is great for my dry eye associated with Sjorgrens. But the multi dose bottle is awful. I have rheumatoid arthritis. When I finally got into the bottle the drops were VERY difficult to get out. I thought the multi was a great idea and I have no difficulty with normal eye drop containers. I hope they change it but currently I hope they continue to produce the little vials."

   
4.0

BBB66 (taken for 10 years or more) May 8, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "The multi dose administration device is a disaster. It should be investigated. Possibly they think they can sell more due to the wasteage. Of course my arthritis may be a factor but comment true nonetheless"

   
7.0

Billy (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 7, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I’ve been using Restasis for years with no problems. Howerver, the new bottle design is terrible. I find myself wasting drops because it is difficult to properly locate the applicator to place the drops in my eyes. I find this particularly disturbing since you only get a 30-day supply and I’ve been running short. Please design a more user-friendly applicator. Because of the new bottle design, I’m only giving a “3” rating. I would have otherwise rated it a “10”."

   
3.0

Marty (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 6, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I just started restasis about a week ago. So far, it often irritates my eyes, leaving the burning and slightly red. Using Theratears after 15 minutes helps, but I often use it more than I had been before starting the Rx. I agree with most users that the bottle is horrendous. I have fairly strong hands but need both to get a drop out, and my eyes get even drier from holding the eye under the drop open until I can get it out. There’s no excuse for this. Designing a decent bottle is not rocket science!"

   
6.0

Judy (taken for less than 1 month) April 24, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I feel better after reading reviews to find out others have had problems with the multi use container. I have used eye drops for many years and have NEVER had a problem with putting them in my eyes, but this bottle is so poorly designed, difficult to squeeze the drop out and it either comes out too much and is a waste or not enough or not at all. I hope I can get the single use vials which are much more sanitary too,"

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) April 11, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I was coerced into purchasing this multidose bottle. My insurance refused to pay for Xiidra until I had tried Restasis, and then the coupon was only available for the multi-dose vial. I paid over $300 out of pocket for a bottle of eyedrops which lasted me 20 days. I have spent hours on the phone trying to get in touch with customer service without any results."

   
1.0

Jesse (taken for less than 1 month) April 10, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "When I heard they had come out with a multi-dose bottle, I was thrilled, more compact, less plastic waste, etc. Then I used it. The design of this bottle is terrible. You have to squeeze so hard and wait for the drop, usually two come out at once. There is hardly enough in the bottle to last one month! Yet is cost the same as 60 single-use vials! I am paying over $ 300 per month with the $ 200 coupon from Restasis! I am going back to the single use vials. They are easier to use and I will definitely get at least one month maybe two out of it. Hopefully Allergan will consider our opinions and redesign the multidose bottle."

   
1.0

Paula (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 8, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I like the product. Hate the new bottle container. The drops take too long to come out, so if not careful you can easily end up losing a drop down your cheek. Unfortunately my prescription was for 3 bottles. Next time I'll be sure and specify from my dr to request the vials."

   
1.0

Jo (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 8, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I've been using restasis for 15 months for dry eye. It has helped some but not as much as I had hoped. I started with the single dose for the first year. I found them very easy to use. My last 90 day script was the multidose bottle. It was very difficult to use. Hard to squeeze the drops out and often more than one drop would come out. A bottle is suppose to last for 30 days I did not even get 3 weeks from my last bottle. Very disappointing."

   
4.0

Lu (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 5, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I will go back to the individual vials. The multidose is VERY hard to use and there is a lot of waste as extra drops come out; guess the waste is what “they want”. Must have the bottle perfectly vertical to get a fair result, any tilt of the bottle causes the drop to go on your face versus your eye."

   
1.0

John (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 31, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "Both my husband and I have used Restasis for years, but are extremely unhappy with the multi-dose packaging that is frustratingly difficult to use, especially for seniors. It takes a major effort to get a drop out of the hard shelled bottle and then comes out in a wasted stream that lasts far less than the entire month. We are going to complain to our opthamologist and have them find us a different, more user-friendly product. Restasis needs to discontinue this bottling and go back to the single-dosage."

   
1.0

Chrissy March 27, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "The multidose version works great for me: hold the bottle in front of you and apply pressure until you see the beginning of a drop appear, then apply to each eye. I got well more than a month's worth out of each bottle. Vision is now clear after reading for an extended time (unlike with Xiidra)."

   
9.0

SteveO (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 20, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "This new multi use dropper bottle is the worst designed eye drop dispenser I have ever had to use. I consider myself pretty adept at instilling eye drops in my own eyes but this bottle makes it nearly impossible! I stare at the ceiling for a good 20-30 seconds waiting for the first drop to come out and then at least 2 come out at once. This stuff is far too expensive to waste dripping down your cheeks. I am now begging my doctor to prescribe the single use vials again for me. I'll stop using this medication if I have to keep using this bottle."

   
5.0

staring at the ceiling (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 16, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "After 2 weeks of taking the single vial medicine for the first time in 2 years my eyes do not hurt. I was so frustrated from the constant night and day pain I didn't think it was going to end. Today is the first day the sun didn't bother me, wind and I didn't rush to find eye drops and insert them every 5 minutes. I have not had to use eye drops today except restasis. Thank goodness. Maybe I can wear makeup again "

   
9.0

Bran (taken for less than 1 month) March 15, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I got very severe dry eyes 2 yrs after my cataract operations. I used OTC moisturizing drops for 2 yrs before I decided to give Restasis a try out of desperation. I had read the reviews & most of them were negative. However, as I said I was desperate & was hoping for the best when I decided to try Restasis. The choice was easier for me than others because the Restasis wasn't going to cost me very much to experiment. Long story short. I took the stuff for 6 months straight taking it twice a day & there was not even a slight bit of relief. I saw my Doc at the 6 month mark & he told me to stop taking it since it wasn't doing any good. Guess all the reviews were right. I'm waiting for the VA to adopt Xiidra as a dry eye medication. I'm thinking that this will help me since this was developed for dry eyes while Restasis is not."

   
1.0

Thechindude (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 15, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "First of all calling this a disease is wrong! It is a condition that has many different causes! My happens to be age. While I thought the Rx worked better that any of the OTC eye drops, I STILL need the SYSTANE Gel when I go to bed. I put the drops in about half hour before bed and 10 minutes after I close my eyes, my eyes feel dryer than they had ALL DAY. I then need to add the gel and sleep through the night. I have no problems all day long."

   
1.0

maryann (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 14, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "Multi drop plastic bottle is horrible to use. Wasting more than one drop trying to squeeze 1 drop out. May go to another brand"

   
1.0

Debrah March 13, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "Please do something about the new squeeze bottle. It collapses when you squeeze and stays that way. It is almost impossible to get a drop out. At least the vials worked which I have been on for a few years. This is my second bottle and is works same as first - really poorly"

   
3.0

bfj March 7, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "Restasis is a great product that I have been successfully using for years. However, this month I was given the multidose bottle, which is so bad that is it enough to make me discontinue Restasis. I have worked in ophthalmology for over 15 years, so I am very proficient at instilling eyedrops. This bottle is as hard as a rock and after squeezing with all your might to get it to work, a stream of drops comes out and 1/4 of the bottle is gone. Absolutely terrible design."

Jill (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 6, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I have to agree with the other reviewers that the multidose does NOT last 30 days. My recent bottle lasted 23 1/2 days. I do not have a problem with squeezing the bottle, nor do I flood my eyes with the drops. This is the 2nd bottle that did not last the full 30 days. For my next RX, I will be going back to single dose vials. My ophthalmologist said the company may discontinue the single vials in the future."

   
1.0

Jds (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 5, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "**Excellent medication, terrible dispenser** I love Restasis and have been using it for 2+years. I absolutely hate the multidose bottle. PLEASE CHANGE IT!! I'm not a weakling and I barely have the strength to squeeze it enough to get one drop out. Sometimes it bubbles and foams when it comes out and I feel like I've only gotten a slight dribble of the medicine in my eye, rather than a full drop. PLEASE CHANGE THIS DISPENSER. It is awful. 100% awful."

   
4.0

JulieNY (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 5, 2018

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Restasis (cyclosporine) for Dry Eye Disease: "I have used the individual vials for years and was completely satisified. My dr. didn't specify vials this time and I didn't know the multi-dose bottles existed so my mail order pharmacy sent the multi-dose bottles instead. The multi-dose bottle is horrible. I have to squeeze so hard it cramps my hand. It takes forever for something to come out and then it's always more than one drop. There is no way one bottle lasts 30 days when half is wasted dripping on your face. I will definitely be telling my dr. to write "individual vials only" on my next prescription."

   
8.0

LB (taken for 10 years or more) March 2, 2018

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