Refresh Optive vs Restasis

Refresh Optive
(OTC)
Restasis
(Rx)
Refresh Optive is an eye & vision care product.
Restasis is an eye & vision care product.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Dry Eyes
2.9
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 23, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
267 Discussions
17,985 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Dry Eyes
#2 for Eye Disease
#3 for Eye Problems
Refresh Optive is approved for Dry Eyes and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Dry Eyes
#2 for Inflammation
Restasis is prescribed for Dry Eyes and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ref
Allergy
10
Red Eye
6
Blurred Vision
5
Discomfort
4
Cataract
4
Tiredness
4
Depression
3
Irritability
2
Glaucoma
2
Visual Disturbances
2
Res
Burning
10
Itching
3
Red Eye
2
Cataract
2
Depression
2
Floaters
1
Visual Disturbances
1
Double Vision
1
Migraines
1
Conjunctivitis
1
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Refresh Optive
Ref
Restasis
Res
Allergy
Ref
Res
10
0
Red Eye
Ref
Res
6
2
Blurred Vision
Ref
Res
5
0
Discomfort
Ref
Res
4
0
Cataract
Ref
Res
4
2
Tiredness
Ref
Res
4
0
Depression
Ref
Res
3
2
Irritability
Ref
Res
2
0
Glaucoma
Ref
Res
2
0
Visual Disturbances
Ref
Res
2
1
Burning
Res
Ref
10
0
Itching
Res
Ref
3
0
Red Eye
Res
Ref
2
6
Cataract
Res
Ref
2
4
Depression
Res
Ref
2
3
Floaters
Res
Ref
1
0
Visual Disturbances
Res
Ref
1
2
Double Vision
Res
Ref
1
0
Migraines
Res
Ref
1
0
Conjunctivitis
Res
Ref
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Restasis during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Refresh Optive and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Restasis and alcohol.
Method of use
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Eye Drops
Dosages
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Drops: 0.5%-0.9%, 1%-0.9%
Dropperette: 0.05%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium/Glycerin
Cyclosporine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Refresh Optive and Restasis: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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