What is Optimmune used for in dogs? Cyclosporine ophthalmic ointment (brand names Optimmune®, Restasis®) is an immunosuppressant used in the treatment of eye diseases suspected to be immune-related, including keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) in dogs, and other inflammatory conditions of the eye.
Does Optimmune have side effects? Possible side effects of Optimmune Ophthalmic:
Some burning, redness, tearing, discharge, pain, itching, stinging, or blurring of the eye may occur. Continue the medication and talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
Do I need a prescription for Optimmune? Optimmune is a prescription eye ointment that contains the immunosuppressant Cyclosporine.
What condition does Optimmune treat? Optimmune® (0.2% Cyclosporine, USP) is FDA approved for ophthalmic use in dogs. It is an immune system modulating eye ointment used to treat dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca, or KCS) and pannus (chronic superficial keratitis, or CSK) in dogs.