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Scottietottie

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Cyclosporine Gel
« on: November 26, 2018, 04:59:38 PM »
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I was recently prescribed cyclosporine gel to use at night. I was told it would sting my eyes - but it hasn't. My eyes feel so much better when I wake up having been using it. I really like it. Just thought I'd share.

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Re: Cyclosporine Gel
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 05:17:10 PM »
That sounds good. That is what Restasis is that we have in the states only it is liguid. I wonder if we will ever have a chance to get some Restasis gel or cyclosporine gel. Good luck in future Irish

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Re: Cyclosporine Gel
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 12:09:12 PM »
Where do they sell the gel Scottie and what percentage is it?
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Re: Cyclosporine Gel
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 04:53:57 PM »
Hi  :)
It was prescribed by my opthamologist and I could only get it from the hospital pharmacy. it's only 0.2% but I have 'wet' eyes when I wake up.

one of the members here has apparently had Restasis gel. We don't get Restasis here - it's always Cyclosporin.

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Re: Cyclosporine Gel
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2018, 06:57:47 PM »
Restasis is cyclosporine---the trade name when it was first produced and marketed. My optometrist DIL just came home and she said that Restasis just lost their patent and some other company is talking of putting out the Restasis in generic type multidose vial in US. Time will tell. Glad to hear you are having good luck. Irish

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Re: Cyclosporine Gel
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 11:10:58 AM »
0.2% would be great....the Restasis sold in individual vials is only 0.05%!
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Re: Cyclosporine Gel
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 03:54:14 PM »
well - it makes for a 'blurry bedtime' but the gel really does stay all night. Reminds me to do the hot wash cloth on both eyes in the morning.

AlienDog - says that she has used Restasis gel in the US - so you may be able to access it somewhere.

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