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Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Ointment (Optimmune®)
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Cyclosporine modifies the immune response, and is used as an ophthalmic ointment in the eye for the treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, 'dry eye'), a condition in which insufficient tears are produced. It may also be used to treat chronic superficial keratitis. This condition generally requires life time treatment. There are few side effects with cyclosporine eye ointment. Other forms of cyclosporine are used to treat diseases caused by abnormalities in the immune system or prevent rejection of transplanted organs.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.


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