... there are no more than 4 maybe 5 drops in a vial of Restasis. ... (6 replies)
... According to the pharamacy Restaisis provides 2 drops per 0.4ml vial and the Generic provides 75 drops per 3ml bottle. But that does not seem correct to me. If a 3ml bottle get 75 drops then a 0. ... (6 replies)
... acy knows that is for human ophthalmic use and doesn't just send cyclosporine in liquid form. Two entirely different things. You might be able to get coupons for Restasis so that you can try it to see if it works for you, if you have not yet tried it. It doesn't work for everyone and all dry eye conditions. ... (6 replies)
... My health insurance does not cover the cost of drugs, so I am looking to order restasis from a register Canadian Pharmacy. They sell the equivalent Generic Cyclosporine. But here is where I am confused. ... (6 replies)
... I have been using Restasis for at least 2 years daily and see no problem with eyes being more dry. Eyes are better now than in the past, use less eye drops. ... (4 replies)
... Misty, thank you very much. That is what i am going to do also. I only do the drops in the morning, so i should be able to get quite a few days out of each vial... (2 replies)
... I was also told by my eye doctor I could use Restasis more than one time. ... (2 replies)
... When I went on Restasis, my doc gave me a sample kit that had a little holder for the vial and a pouch that holds the prescription container. The holder works great to keep the vial upright until the next dose. ... (2 replies)
... Restasis has helped my dry eyes. After a long battle with Blepharitis along with dry eyes I tried various eyedrops, gels, ointments to no avail. Dr. prescribed Restasis and it has worked well for me. I still have to use eyedrops, because, Restasis does not lubricate the eyes, it causes the eyes to produce more tears. ... (7 replies)
... I have just begun use of Restasis and had hoped it would help the dry eye situation. ... (17 replies)
... I've been using Restasis for 9 months now and I use 1 vial 2x a day then toss it in the trash. My method is taking a zip lock baggie putting it that. ... (9 replies)
... Sorry, I don't wish to be obtuse, but I wasn't sure what y'all meant... should I cover the actual vial with a tissue or Saran wrap, or cover the cup holding the vial? ... (9 replies)
... o have improved tear function. If you have an inflammatory dry eye, my Optometrist started me on Alrex and checked the results in 2 weeks. With the improvement, Restasis seems to do well afterwards with tear function. ... (9 replies)
... Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
The Restasis package insert says to keep the solution at a certain temperature (basically room temp.). By keeping it in the 'fridge, I'm hoping the colder temp. doesn't change the chemistry.
I think I'll use it only 2 days as my Dr. (and y'all) have recommended.
She did give me a few samples to start out but I don't think she... (9 replies)
... It sure is! :D
Plus, the drops feel a lot better going in my eyes when they are cold! Sometimes they burn a small bit, but keeping them cold helps with that.
BTW - Do you guys notice improvement in tear production with your Restasis. I've been on it about 7 weeks and I haven't noticed much yet... but it can takes months to work and I know that improvement is gradual.... (9 replies)
... Missy :
Refrigeration is the name of the game. If it good enough for keeping butter, than it should be good enough for your vial. :)
Eyes (9 replies)
... I have been using one vial for 2 days (4 uses) - I keep it in the little top butter section of my refrigerator. The cold prevents bacteria and germs to some degree. I stand it up in a little paper dixie cup (at first I was using a shot glass.)
Missy (9 replies)
... rather than the 2 the insert recommends. As a matter of fact,my Optometrist suggested this and provided little holders for patients to stand the vial in. ... (9 replies)
... I wouldn't recommend keeping a open vial more than a day or two. Dust and dirt can accumulate on it and cause an infection in your eyes, so do keep it covered to prevent that from happening. ... (9 replies)
... I know that many people get more than 2 applications of Restasis per vial and even my eye Dr. said to use it for 2 days. ... (9 replies)