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Refresh Optive vs. Restasis for Dry Eyes

Refresh Optive

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Restasis

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/ 14,252 posts
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 14,252 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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By Maggie8650
May 25, 2014
Maggie8650 wrote
Shingles after taking Restasis
I believe you because I developed shingles after using Restasis too. My husband did an extensive research on the ingredients and found pretty much what you said above. I only wish that there had been a 'warning' on the bottle', (I got my first application RIGHT after Restasis hit the markets), because I may have thought twice on using it. All I can say is that for over a year, all I wanted was to die because the shingles were so bad. I can take pain... always had a high tolerance level for
gammy4  |  June 20, 2014
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By Laurie
August 22, 2013
Laurie wrote
Optiva refresh for sensitive eyes
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What patients are saying about Refresh Optive vs. Restasis

37 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Restasis before using my Refresh Optive. He said it...
...finally started me on Restasis about three ...So far I have not experienced any problems with it. I also wait 15 minutes after applying Restasis before using my Refresh Optive. He said it...
\"sensitive\" Refresh optive and it did not help me, I'm...
...My eye doctor recommended Refresh Optive eye drops ...accidently bought the \"sensitive\" Refresh optive and it did not help me, I'm not sure why. I am now on prescription Restasis for about a...
off. I cannot take Refresh Optive, it creates a \"tight\"...
...If I am already using Restasis, then gum cellulose should be ...still feel the grittiness on and off. I cannot take Refresh Optive, it creates a \"tight\" feeling on my...
He has me using otc Refresh Optive. He made mention that...
...where he diagnosed me with Dry eye. He has me using otc Refresh Optive. He made mention ...see him and he will give me a script of Restasis. How long have you been on Restasis and do you thin...
Oil/Flax seed oil? Y U NO put Refresh Optive in every 2...
...U NO Use Restasis? Y U NO ...Y U NO put Refresh Optive in...
the day, I use Refresh Optive DUAL action lubricating eye...
I use Refresh PM Sensitive eye lubricant. A ...During the day, I use Refresh Optive DUAL action lubricating eye drops. ...twin pack). Plus I am on Restasis 2xday). So my daytime drops,...
I personally do much better with Refresh Optive Dual...
...Restasis is prescription (at least ...you can try Systane. I personally do much better with Refresh Optive Dual Action (NOT the triple ...NOT like). I also use Refresh PM Sensitive ointment ...
to the vials used in Restasis. Like Restatsis, I use...
...mention preservatives in your eye drops - I prefer to use preservative-free lubricating eye drops that are ...vials used in Restasis. Like Restatsis, ...with my Restasis. The Refresh Optive...
I have been using Refresh Optive Preservation-Free, but see...
...about going back to Restasis again. I have been using Refresh Optive Preservation-Free, but see not...
eye. My Dr. told me that when she prescribed the Restasis
...prescribed Restasis. It is very expensive though. Refresh optive is an over the counter eye drops that really ...with your dry eye leaves ...me that when she prescribed the Re...
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