|US Brand Name||Cyclosporine|
|Strength||3ml of 0.5%|
|Manufacture||Akums Drugs, India|
About the brand
Cyclomune is brand of Sun Pharmaceuticals having salt Cyclosporine. Sun Pharmaceuticals is one of biggest generic drug manufacturer throughout global markets. It has served more than 150 markets globally. It has more than 2000 marketed products and is the leading pharmaceutical drug company of India.
About the drug
Cyclomune is drug having Cyclosporine as salt. Cyclosporine eye drops work differently as compared to cyclosporine used in different dosage forms. Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressant drug. It interferes with the immune system of the body. Cyclosporine eye drops help in curing the dry eye condition when used as an ophthalmic solution.
Manufacturer of the drug
Cyclomune is manufactured by Sun Pharmaceutical in India.
Strength of the drug
The 3 ml solution of Cyclomune contains 0.5 % strength of Cyclosporine.
Us equivalent brand
Restasis is the US brand equivalent to Cyclomune available in US markets.
Uses of the drug
Cyclomune is used for dry eye conditions. It has proven effects to cure chronic dry eye conditions.
How does it work?
As an eye drop, Cyclomune works as a partial modulator of the immune system. Tear production in the eyes gets lowered due to the accumulation of dead lymphocytes cells in tear glands. Cyclomune eye drops works by reversing the cycle and hence helps in increasing the tear production from tear glands.
How to take the drug?
Take the medicine as directed by your physician. It should be taken twice in a day with a gap of 12 hours in between in both eyes. Efforts shall be made to take the drug drops the same time every day.
Cyclomune eye drops shall be taken twice in a day. For correct dosage take your physician advice and guidelines.
How long should drug to be continued?
It shall be continued as directed by your doctor. Do not overdose yourself with the eye drops.
What if you miss the dosage?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not instill a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Drug interaction with other
More than 800 drug interactions have been reported with use of Cyclosporine. It interacts with atorvastatin, aspirin, Calcium 600 D, docusate, amlodipine, pregabalin, Zyrtec etc.
When not to take the drug
Avoid taking the drug if you are allergic to any of the constituents of the drug Cyclomune. Consult your doctor for further advise.
Side effects of intake
Side effects associated with the drug are, burning, itching, stinging, redness, or pain of the eyes
• overflow of tears
• red eyes
• eye discharge
• blurred vision or other vision changes
• feeling that something is in the eye
Shaking, headache, dizziness, unusual growth of body hair, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, flushing or Unusual growth and swelling of the gums may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
General information and precautions
Do not let anyone else use your medication. Ask your pharmacist any doubts you have about refilling your prescription.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. carry this list with you every time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
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