Dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis/KCS) is treated with Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment. It decreases irritation and inflammation while also increasing tear production.
Who is Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment 0.2%, 3.5g Tube for?
For dogs suffering from dry eye conditions.
Why use Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment 0.2%, 3.5g Tube?
Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is a KCS (keratoconjunctivitis) medication that is simple to use and works quickly. It aids in the reduction of irritation and inflammation, and it works to increase the production of tears.
How does Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment 0.2%, 3.5g Tube work?
In ocular uses, cyclosporine is thought to have an immunomodulating effect, making it effective in the treatment of immune-mediated illnesses such KCS (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) and CSK (chronic superficial keratitis).
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How is Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment 0.2%, 3.5g Tube sold?
3.5 g tube.
What are the side effects of Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment 0.2%, 3.5g Tube?
Eye Redness Eye Inflammation
What special precautions are there?
Keep out of the reach of animals and children. Be aware that effectiveness may not be obvious immediately away when transferring your pet from another chronic superficial keratitis or keratoconjunctivitis sicca medication to Optimmune. It may take many days or weeks for the animal to stop receiving previous therapy and for the effects to become apparent. Relapse can occur when treatment is abruptly discontinued. Not for use in: Dogs with facial nerve paralysis involving loss of palpebral reflex Dogs with a surgically removed third eyelid gland Dogs with any metabolic disease Dogs with canine distemper Dogs taking sulfonamides Dogs with Congenital alacrima Dogs with a pre-existing viral ocular or fungal infection Breeding dogs Pregnant dogs Puppies
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment 0.2%, 3.5g Tube?
Temperatures should be kept between 2 and 30 degrees Celsius (36 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit).
The FDA has authorized Optimmune as the only cyclosporine ophthalmic ointment for veterinary use. It avoids systemic toxicity while providing therapeutic effectiveness. It's devoid of preservatives and sterile, so there's less chance of chemical irritation or secondary infection. It has an impressive shelf life of 2 years, and it doesn't need to be refrigerated.
At 12-hour intervals, apply approximately 1/4" of product to the affected eye(s). The ointment should be placed directly on the cornea(s) or in the conjunctival sac.