Optimmune Eye Ointment (Cyclosporin)
What is Optimmune Eye Ointment (Cyclosporin) used for?
Optimmune Eye Ointment (Cyclosporin) is an ophthalmic medication prescribed to treat eye inflammation in dogs. It is an immunosuppressant that weakens the immune system to reduce redness, irritation, or redness of the eye. This can reduce discomfort or potential damage to the tear ducts that may occur as a result of this condition. Your veterinarian may also prescribe the ointment for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Optimmune Eye Ointment (Cyclosporin)?
Always follow your veterinarian's instructions while using Optimmune Eye Ointment (Cyclosporin) to get the most effective results from treatment. The ointment is normally applied twice each day to the eye of the dog, but your particular instructions will depend on the animal's health condition and the severity of its symptoms. Put a thin layer of ointment on the eye and close the dog's eyes to distribute it over its surface. Do not allow the tip of the applicator to contact the surface of the eye as this may not only injure the eye, but also contaminate the ointment. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about the medication to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Optimmune Eye Ointment (Cyclosporin)?
Optimmune Eye Ointment (Cyclosporin) will not cause side effects in most dogs when used correctly. Stop using the medication and contact your veterinarian immediately if you witness any unusual or worrying symptoms such as tearing, redness, or discharge from the eye. Be especially cautious of signs of an allergic such as severe skin reactions, swelling, or trouble breathing. These may require adjustments to the dog's dosage or application frequency to prevent more complications from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian or pharmacist while using Optimmune Eye Ointment (Cyclosporin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the animal and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain pets, it is essential you always inform your veterinarian if the animal is pregnant or nursing, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your pet has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.