How is RESTASIS prescribed?

How is RESTASIS prescribed?

The typical dosage of Restasis for chronic dry eye is one drop into each of your eyes twice daily. You should use the medication about every 12 hours. Note: If you use other eye drops in addition to Restasis, you can probably still use those drops while you’re using Restasis.

How many vials come in a box of RESTASIS?

Each vial contains 0.4 mL fill in a 0.9 mL LDPE vial; 30 or 60 vials are packaged in a polypropylene tray with an aluminum peelable lid. The entire contents of each tray (30 vials or 60 vials) must be dispensed intact.

How do you prescribe a restasis MultiDose?

Use 1 drop of Restasis MultidoseTM in each eye, 2 times each day, about 12 hours apart. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Restasis MultidoseTM. Wait for at least 15 minutes before placing them back in your eyes.

How many vials are in a 90 day supply of RESTASIS?

Is RESTASIS MultiDose ® available as a 90-day prescription? Yes, you will receive three 5.5-mL multidose bottles, which are intended for a 90-day supply.

What is the Rx number for Restasis?

For answers to questions about RESTASIS® and the My Tears, My Rewards ® Program, call the toll-free customer service support line 1-844-4MY-TEARS (1-844-469-8327).

Is Restasis a prescription eye drop?

RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose ® are not artificial tears. They are prescription eye drops. Artificial tears are over-the-counter lubricants that help moisten the eyes and provide temporary symptom relief, but they do not increase the eyes’ ability to produce their own tears.

Can I use the whole vial of Restasis?

by Restasis is an eyedrop medication that’s used to treat dry eye disease. Each dose comes in a single-use vial that should only be used once. The vial and any remaining contents should then be discarded.

Do you need a prescription for Restasis?

Using Restasis: Restasis is a brand-name formulation of the immunosuppressant drug, cyclosporine. It’s available with a prescription for the treatment of chronic dry eye.

Is restasis MultiDose available?

RESTASIS MultiDose is the first and only FDA-approved preservative-free, prescription eye drop in the U.S. to be available in a multidose bottle. RESTASIS® was accessible only in single-use vials, since its launch in 2003 until now.

Is there a generic form of Restasis?

The FDA has approved the first generic version of Restasis, according to a press release. Cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05% increases tear production in patients with dry eye disease. The generic option is sponsored by Mylan Pharmaceuticals.

How should I use Restasis ®?

Use RESTASIS ® twice a day, every day, at least 12 hours apart. Do not use RESTASIS ® if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Be careful not to touch the container tip to your eye or other surfaces, to help avoid eye injury and contamination. Some degree of temporary stinging or burning after application may occur.

How often can you use Restasis eye drops?

Do not use the eye drops in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. The usual dose is 1 drop in each eye twice daily. Use Restasis eye drops every 12 hours (approximately).

How do I report negative side effects of Restasis®?

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Click here for full Product Information for RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose®. Dr. Shamie is an actual RESTASIS® patient and is compensated for appearing on this website.

What should I do if my Restasis drops have changed color?

Do not use the drops if the liquid has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine. Each single-use bottle of Restasis is for one use only (in one or both eyes). Throw away the bottle after one use, even if there is still some medicine left in it.