Opticare Ointment (generic name: Cyclosporine) is used as an ophthalmic ointment for treating certain eye conditions in animals.
It is primarily used for treating chronic idiopathic keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, also called "dry eye").
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your veterinarian. Use Opticare Ointment exactly as directed.
A 1/4 inch strip of ointment should be applied to the affected eye every 12 hours.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Active ingredient: Cyclosporine.
Cyclosporine lowers your body's immune system. The immune system helps your body fight infections. The immune system can also fight or "reject" a transplanted organ such as a liver or kidney. This is because the immune system treats the new organ as an invader.
Cyclosporine is used to prevent organ rejection after a kidney, liver, or heart transplant.
Cyclosporine is also used to treat severe psoriasis or severe rheumatoid arthritis.
Cyclosporine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
If you miss a dose of Opticare Ointment, skip the missed dose and go back to the regular dosing schedule. Do not let your pet take 2 doses at once.
Store Opticare Ointment at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Opticare Ointment out of the reach of children and away from pets.