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Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 21, 2022.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.05%; 0.09%; 0.1%

Usual Adult Dose for Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

1 drop 2 times a day in each eye approximately 12 hours apart

-This drug can be used concomitantly with artificial tears, allowing a 15 minute interval between products.

Use: To increase tear production in patients whose tear production is presumed to be suppressed due to ocular inflammation associated with keratoconjunctivitis sicca

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available


Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 16 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


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Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Patients should be instructed to wash their hands before instilling this drug.
-The unit dose vial should be inverted a few times to obtain a uniform, white, opaque emulsion before using.
-The vial should be discarded immediately after use.

Patient advice:
-Patients should be instructed to use nasolacrimal occlusion and to close the eyelids for 2 minutes after instillation.

Storage requirements:
-Do not freeze.
-Protect from light

Further information

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