Restasis Side Effects
Generic Name: cyclosporine ophthalmic
Note: This document contains side effect information about cyclosporine ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Restasis.
Common side effects of Restasis include: burning sensation of eyes. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to cyclosporine ophthalmic: ophthalmic emulsion
Along with its needed effects, cyclosporine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Restasis) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking cyclosporine ophthalmic:
- Bladder pain
- bloody or cloudy urine
- difficult, burning, or painful urination
- lower back or side pain
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:
- Burning or other discomfort of the eye
- pain upon instillation of drops
- redness of the white part of your eyes or inside of your eyelids
- Blurred vision
- clear or yellow fluid from the eye
- difficulty with reading
- eye pain or irritation
- feeling of having something in the eye
- halos around lights
- itching skin
- redness, swelling, or itching of the eyelid
- sticky or matted eyelashes
- watery eye
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to cyclosporine ophthalmic: ophthalmic emulsion, ophthalmic solution
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]
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]
1. "Product Information. Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.
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- Drug class: ophthalmic anti-inflammatory agents
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