The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Ophthalmic Cyclosporine (Restasis) for Dry Eyes
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A cyclosporine 0.05% ophthalmic emulsion (Restasis - Allergan) has been approved by the FDA for use in patients with dry eye disease (keratoconjunctivitis sicca). This review begins with a discussion of the causes of dry eye disease and includes sections on the pharmacology, adverse effects and clinical trial results for ophthalmic cyclosporine. Cost information and recommendations for administering the drug are also presented. The review concludes with an overall assessment of the drug's efficacy, safety and cost. ... more
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