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Side Effects of Restasis

Just like any medicine, Restasis can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medicine will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
Some of the most common side effects of Restasis include but are not limited to:
 
  • Burning
  • Itching, stinging, or watery eyes
  • Feeling like something is in your eye
  • Redness
  • Eye pain
  • Blurred vision or other changes in vision.
     
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
(Click Restasis Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

In general, Restasis is not likely to interact with other medications (see Restasis Drug Interactions).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
 
  • A herpes infection in your eye, or other eye infection
  • Any allergies, including allergies to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Restasis Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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