PRESCRIPTION EYE DROPS
If you're using over-the-counter artificial tears often, you may have a type of Chronic Dry Eye disease that may benefit from prescription treatment.
Chronic Dry Eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is a medical condition that needs ongoing management rather than a short-term treatment. It can be caused by advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases or other medical conditions.
One type of Chronic Dry Eye is characterized by decreased tear production due to inflammation. For this type of Chronic Dry Eye, RESTASIS® Opthalmic Emulsion helps increase your eyes' natural ability to produce tears.
If you think you think you may have Chronic Dry Eye, don’t wait until your next annual eye appointment. Make an appointment with your eye doctor and ask about RESTASIS®.
Important Safety Information:
Do not use RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose® Ophthalmic Emulsion 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. RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose® should not be used while wearing contact lenses. If contact lenses are worn, they should be removed prior to use of RESTASIS® and RESTASIS MultiDose® and may be reinserted after 15 minutes.
The most common side effect is a temporary burning sensation. Other side effects include eye redness, discharge, watery eyes, eye pain, foreign body sensation, itching, stinging, and blurred vision.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.