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Optimmune (cyclosporine)

Also Known as Optimmune (cyclosporine)

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Generic Equivalent - Optimmune (cyclosporine)

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0.2% Ointment

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  • Product Details

    Description

    Optimmune (0.2% Cyclosporine, USP) is an eye ointment that is available by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian to treat chronic keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) and chronic superficial keratitis (CSK) in dogs.

    Directions

    Apply Optimmune ointment exactly as your veterinarian has instructed. Discuss any questions or concerns with your veterinarian.

    The recommended Optimmune ointment dosage is to apply a ¼ inch strip on the cornea or into the conjunctival sac of your dog’s affected eye(s) every 12 hours.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient contained in Optimmune ointment is cyclosporine, USP. Petrolatum, USP; corn oil, NF; petrolatum; and lanolin alcohol are the included inactive ingredients.

    Cautions

    • Before your dog begins treatment with Optimmune ointment, tell your veterinarian about your dog’s:
      • Medications
      • Allergies
      • Health problems and past medical history
      • Pregnancy or nursing status
    • It may take a few days or even a few weeks until the effects of Optimmune ointment are seen.

    Side Effects

    Inflammation of the eyelids and eyes can occur with the use of Optimmune ointment. If your dog develops side effects that worry you or won’t go away, contact your veterinarian immediately.

    With a valid prescription from your veterinarian, you can buy Optimmune ointment for your dog online at a competitive price at Canada Pharmacy.

    Reference:

    Optimmune. Madison, NJ: Merck Animal Health Intervet Inc.; 2020.




    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 9671

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