Generic Drug Name
Cyclosporine ophthalmic ointment
What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Optimmune?
Talk to your veterinarian about what type of outcome is expected. Have your veterinarian explain the other treatment options that may be available to treat your pet's condition. Have your veterinarian or staff show you how to administer the ointment. Ask if there are any precautions (especially if your pet's vision is hampered) or if there are other things you can do to help the healing process.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your pet is taking, and if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once. This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
What is the most important information I should know?
Optimmune will not cure KCS, but will help decrease the symptoms. In most cases, Optimmune will need to be given for the life of the animal. Know how to properly give the medication. Optimmune needs to be given exactly as your veterinarian prescribes. If it is discontinued, the eye condition may worsen. Contact your veterinarian if your pet's eye worsens or does not improve during treatment.
Who should not take it?
Not for use in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to cyclosporine. The safety of this medication in puppies, or breeding, pregnant, or lactating animals (female animals nursing their young) has not been determined. Do not use in animals with viral or fungal infections of the eye. Successfully treat those conditions before using Optimmune.
What side effects may be seen when taking Optimmune?
Side effects associated with the use of Optimmune have not been reported. Ointments will blur your animal's vision for a few minutes after administration. Prevent your pet from bumping into things and becoming injured. If used in an infected eye, the infection may worsen.
How is it stored?
Store at room temperature (36-86°F) in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container. Keep out or reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid when giving my pet Optimmune?
Avoid using other medications in the eye unless prescribed by your veterinarian.
Where is more information available?
Ask your veterinarian, consult with one of our pharmacists at 1-800-447-3021, or see the
Patient Information Sheet on this medication.