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Optimmune (cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Ointment Rx

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Optimmune

Many dogs suffer from “dry eye,” or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), an uncomfortable, persistent condition often caused by an immune system disorder. To treat the condition and relive your dog’s discomfort, your veterinarian may prescribe Optimmune, a sterile eye ointment that contains the medication cyclosporine.

  • Eases swelling, dryness, and pain caused by dry eye in dogs
  • Increases tear production
  • Easy to apply, soothing ointment

 

Dogs can suffer from a range of eye conditions that cause dryness, discharge, and discomfort. Prescription Optimmune eye ointment effectively treats two of the most common eye conditions -- keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) and chronic superficial keratitis (CSK). This ointment contains Cyclosporine, an FDA-approved anti-inflammatory immunosuppressive drug that reduces swelling and irritation. Optimmune also helps increase tear production. Applied as directed, this medication will help your dog feel better and see brighter days ahead.

 

What you should know about Optimmune:

  • Talk to your veterinarian before using this product.
  • Follow dosing directions exactly - don’t give your pet more medication than directed and don’t skip doses.
  • Read the label carefully for information about storage, possible side effects, and drug interactions.

 

For additional information about Optimmune, click the “More Information” and “Package Insert” tabs above. 

You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Optimmune (cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Ointment for Pets by following the link below:

Optimmune Client Information Sheet*

 

If you have questions or concerns about Optimmune (cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Ointment, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.

 

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You can find a package insert which provides more detailed information on Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment's indications, forms of administration, and side effects, along with other clinical information, by following the link below:

Optimmune Package Insert*

 

Optimmune's package insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian if you do not understand the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Optimmune (cyclosporine) for ophthalmic use in dogs.

 

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  • Q:

    My dog has been prescribed cyclosporine 1% eye drops for KCS. Do you have anything equivalent?
    Asked on 11/14/2013 by Kristi

    2 answers

    • A:

      my dog max had an eye infection took him to the vet was given optimmune had to buy another tube $60.00 he gave me no prescription refill. was wondering what I can use as a generic if needed.

      Answered on 8/6/2014 by dee1937 from Boynton Beach, Fla, United States
    • A:

      Kristi,

      We do carry Optimmune, a 0.2% cyclosporine eye ointment, but no generic product is available. There are alternative treatments available for keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) but any decision to change treatment choice would have to be made by your veterinarian.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 11/15/2013 by VetRxDirect
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5.0

Dry Eye

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from Mountain Green, UT

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  • very good product for dry eyes in dogs

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  • pricey

Best Uses

  • dry eyes in dogs

Comments about Merck Animal Health Optimmune (cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Ointment:

works well if your dog has dry eyes. Keeps them very clear. Is expensive but is cheaper at VetRxDirect than it is at the Vets.

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Excellent Service and Best Prices

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from Ocean Shores, WA

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This company has the best prices I could find on my pet's medications. The service was great and delivery was faster than I expected. I will continue to order prescription medicine from them.

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from Naples, FL

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Quick accurate service.

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Good price

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from Dupont, WA

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  • Works really well

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      Comments about Merck Animal Health Optimmune (cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Ointment:

      My dog has a dry eye problem, which became very bad. My vet ordered this product, and advised usage along with Tobramycin, and Genteel. Lucy's eyes are doing great now.
      It is really important to keep pet's eyes lubricated, or else they could go blind. Spend the money to go to your vet, and get advise or else your pet will suffer. I saved about $25 by ordering on line.

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      5.0

      Great service and product

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      from Naples, FL

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      Shopped around and found the best prices on this site. Service was quick and efficient.

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      5.0

      recommended by our Vet Specialist

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      from West Covina, CA, USA

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      This ointment works great with dry eyes. It helps to stimulate natural tears and
      using it one to twice a day you can see the difference.

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      from Ocean Shores, WA

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      Comments about Merck Animal Health Optimmune (cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Ointment:

      I received my prescription within a few days . It was filled exactly as my vet prescribed it at a great price! I am very happy with VetRxDirect. They have my refills ready to go when I need them.

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      5.0

      Helps my dogs eyes

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      from Ashburn, VA

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      Comments about Merck Animal Health Optimmune (cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Ointment:

      My dog is14 and my vet recommended that she use this in her eyes to help with redness. It worked and have been using this product for almost 2 years.

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      5.0

      Best results!

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      from Massachusetts, USA

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      Comments about Merck Animal Health Optimmune (cyclosporine) Ophthalmic Ointment:

      This is the only product that has worked for my baby's chronic dry eye. Highly recommend this if your pet has same problem.

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      5.0

      Prompt efficient service. Good prices.

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      from Los Angeles, CA, USA

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      I have purchased these items from several providers and found VetRXDirect to be the easiest to deal with, as well as prompt, with fast deliveries.

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