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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Restasis ophthalmic.

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279 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Dry Eye
1/14/2016 10:45:34 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been using Restasis faithfully for nearly 4 years now, supplementing with gel eye drops at night and high-quality eye drops during the day and my eyes are even worse than when I started with the dry eye problem. Not this drug nor anything else I have done has helped. My eyes are now bloodshot red all the time and burning.

Condition: Dry Eye
1/8/2016 12:27:10 PM

Reviewer: Mimi3, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have extreme dry eyes. I have been using Restasis for a year now, with no obvious relief. I even tried steroid drops for a temporary trial, but those really scared me, so I quit using them. I have had punctual plugs which are awful and had to be removed. My eyes are continually burning, itching, feel like I have rocks in them, and are red. Very uncomfortable. I also use other eye drops dur ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dry Eye
1/3/2016 7:11:42 PM

Reviewer: Patient's daughter, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My Mother landed in the ER from taking this drug. It's awful and should not be on the market. She suffered heart, respiratory and vision issues. I am now providing 100% care for her as she is so weak and drained. Stop this drug. It should NOT be on the market

Condition: Dry Eye
1/2/2016 3:52:49 PM

Reviewer: Zion Frost, 65-74 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been using Restasis for eight months. The drugs seems to help in one eye, but has given me 'Foreign Body Sensation' in the other eye and I am forced to wear a patch on that eye to relieve the twitching and sensation. My insurance company now questions the effectiveness of treatment with Restasis and has raised my payment from $45/month to $192/month. I am now reverting to convention ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dry Eye
12/24/2015 9:17:44 PM

Reviewer: kato531, 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was worried about trying this after reading the many negative reviews but have very dry eyes and my opthamologist strongly recommended it. The burning is typically short lived and only seems to occur at night. Been using it for 4 weeks and big improvement. Rarely need to use artificial tears during day now.

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