Restasis

What is Restasis?

Ciclosporin (INN/BAN) (pronounced ); cyclosporine (USAN); cyclosporin (former BAN); or ciclosporin A, cyclosporine A, or cyclosporin A (often shortened to CsA) is an immunosuppressant drug widely used in organ transplantation to prevent rejection. It reduces the activity of the immune system by interfering with the activity and growth of T cells.Some sources list the fungus under an alternative species name Hypocladium inflatum gams such as Pritchard and Sneader in 2005:
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However, the name, "Beauveria nivea", also appears in several other articles including in a 2001 online publication by Harriet Upton entitled "Origin of drugs in current use: the cyclosporin story" (retrieved June 19, 2005). Mark Plotkin states in his book Medicine Quest, Penguin Books 2001, pages 46-47, that in 1996 mycology researcher Kathie Hodge found that it is in fact a species of Cordyceps.

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I have severe dry eye; various eye drops give very temporary relief. Have been on Restasis for 2 months. Am trying moisture chamber goggles which...

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Hello and welcome to HCM.

As you are already using artificial tear drops (the only FDA approved prescription eye drops for dry eyes is Restasis)...

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I accidentally used two drops of restasis instead of one as directed. Is something horrible going to happen to...

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Brief Answer:
Wash your eyes,go to ER if any problem occur

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Commonly, when using restasis, patients are advised to follow the...

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Last year I poked my left eye with my fingernail, woke up the next day with a red, very irritated eye. Went to my GP who gave me some ointment, the...

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Brief Answer:
Dry eye related corneal problems.

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Welcome to Health Care Magic
Iam Dr. Dadapeer, an Ophthalmologist and I...

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I have had irritated eyes for two or three weeks. There are fluid-filled bags under my eyes. My eyes feel scratchy. I have had a couple instances...

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I have blurred and double vision that eye specialists can t figure out. I ve been to Jules Stein and other eye groups but no one can knows except...

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