What is Visiocare (Cyclosporine) used for?
Visiocare (Cyclosporine) is an ophthalmic ointment applied to the eyes of dogs to treat a wide range of conditions including keratoconjunctivits (dry eye syndrome) and chronic superficial keratitis. It contains immunosuppressant medications that operate by reducing swelling and irritation of the eyes. This can reduce the redness and discomfort associated with this condition. Your veterinarian may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Visiocare (Cyclosporine)?
Visiocare (Cyclosporine) should always be used according to your veterinarian's instructions to get the best results from treatment. The medication is normally applied twice each day to the affected eye, but the best instructions will depend on your pet's health condition and the severity of its symptoms. To administer the medicine gently open the eye being treated, apply a thin layer of solution to the eye, and allow the pet to blink to spread the medication over the surface. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each use to prevent it from contacting your own skin or mucous membranes as this may cause unexpected health problems.
What are the side effects of Visiocare (Cyclosporine)?
Visiocare (Cyclosporine) may cause side effects in some dogs such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical assistance are deterioration of your dog's eye condition, crusting or discharge from the eye, vomiting, diarrhea, or signs of an allergic reaction such as skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. Contact your veterinarian as soon as you observe any worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more problems from occurring.
Visiocare (Cyclosporine) is only meant to be used to treat dogs and should never be administered to other animals or to humans. You are also suggested to bring your pet for a medical check before beginning use to make sure it does not have any health conditions that may cause health problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by the prescribing vet while using Visiocare (Cyclosporine) on your dog. Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the dog and the condition it is being treated for.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain dogs, it is essential you always inform the vet if your dog is used for breeding and is pregnant or lactating, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is being given any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency veterinary care if your dog has any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction in dogs include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.