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Optimmune (Cyclosporin)

Qty-Price (USD)
Type: drug type
Product: Optimmune 3.5 gm Ointment
Manufacturer: MSD
Country: Australia
Dosage: 0.2 %

Generic Equivalent of Optimmune
Qty-Price (USD)
Type: drug type
Product: Cyclosporin 5 gm Ointment (ON BACKORDER)
Manufacturer: Generic
Country: India
Dosage: 0.2 %

Optimmune Information

Optimmune Details (Brand and Generic) currently offers the brand Optimmune from Australia, manufactured by MSD. The generic Cyclosporin comes from India also called Visiocare by Sava Healthcare. Our customers may also purchase other Eye Care medications such as Nevanac and Cequa. For more information and further assistance, please call Customer Service at 1866.920.3784


The brand Optimmune is available in the strength of 0.2%/3.5 gm ointment. The generic Cyclosporin is available in the strength of 0.2%/5 gm ointment.


Optimmune (Cyclosporin) is an ophthalmic medication used to treat keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) or dry eye in dogs. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is a painful condition; if not treated on time, it can result in permanent blindness. Cyclosporin eye drop also effectively treats chronic recurrent conjunctivitis resulting from auto-immune eye disease. The active ingredient in Optimmune is Cyclosporin. Cyclosporin belongs to the class of drugs called immunomodulators. It reduces inflammation, increases tear production, and helps to minimize damage to the tear glands. It is essential to know that tears are important for keeping a dog's eyes healthy and providing lubrication and nourishment. Therefore, you should talk to your veterinary doctor before using Optimmune for your dogs.

Side Effects and Precautions

The common side effects of Optimmune are burning, redness, tearing, discharge, itching, stinging, and blurring of the vision.

Stop using Optimmune for your pets and contact your vet doctor immediately if your dog has any of the severe side effects such as:
• Allergic reactions such as shortness of breath and swelling of the face, throat, eyes, and tongue;
• Blurred vision or permanent blindness;
• Pain and chronic body itching;
• Severe discharge form the eyes;
• Worsening of symptoms

Warnings and Interactions

Optimmune medication comes as an ointment to be applied to the eyes. It is usually instilled in each eye twice a day, about 12 hours apart. You should instill Cyclosporine eye drops into the lower eyelid around the same times every day. You should use Optimmune eye drops for your pet as directed by your veterinary doctor. Cyclosporine eye drops are for use only in the eye(s). Putting too much of this medication in the pets' eyes may cause blurred vision or blindness. Use with caution and as prescribed by your vet doctor. Do not use other eye medication for your dog while treating the eye condition with Optimmune ophthalmic. Continue using Optimmune ophthalmic for your pet and talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet. Talk to your veterinary doctor if there is no improvement in your pet's condition despite regular use of Cyclosporine eye drops.

Before you start using Optimmune, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have the following:
• Breastfeeding or pregnant;
• kidney problems;
• Liver problems;
• Treating other eye conditions

Tell your doctor about all your pets' medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, herbal products, and vitamin supplements. Inform your veterinary doctor if your pet is pregnant or breastfeeding. It is unknown if Cyclosporine ophthalmic harms pregnant dogs or breastfeeding ones. You should discuss this with your doctor before using Optimmune ophthalmic for your dogs. There may be a drug interaction between Optimmune and other drugs, such as different eye medications such as steroids. You should store Optimmune Ointment at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube properly capped.

Questions and Answers

Why is Optimmune more affordable from Canada than in the United States?

In general, all drug prices, not only Optimmune, are more affordable to order from Canada because the cost of both the brand and generic medication is regulated by the government. Also, since we established in 2006, our vision is to provide safe and affordable medicines to people in the US.

Is it safe to buy Optimmune from your pharmacy?

Our products are sourced only from facilities certified by authorities in the countries we import them from. has a rigorous process for selecting our partners so that you, our customer, get the safest medicine. We are also a Certified Canadian Pharmacy that adheres to the requirements imposed by the Province of British Columbia.

How much does Optimmune ophthalmic ointment cost in Canada?

At our pharmacy, the cost of Optimmune 3.5 gm ointment starts at $109.99 for a 3.5 gm tube

How much is the shipping?

Our shipping fee is a flat rate of $10.00 per order. Our pharmacy focuses on getting you the lowest prices on high-quality products.

How do I order from your pharmacy?

Ordering Optimmune from us is very simple. You can place the order online or call Customer Service at 1866.920.3784. For additional information or for the ordering process, visit our How to Order page.

Are your Optimmune prices competitive?

Yes, we are proud to offer some of the most competitive prices across Canadian pharmacies. In some cases, we might be able to either match or beat our competitors' prices. Please call our friendly customer service at 1866.920.3784.

Is there a limit on how many Optimmune I am allowed to order at one time? can only dispense a maximum of a three-month supply of Optimmune at one time, as per your doctor's prescription.

Can I buy Optimmune over the counter from you?

No, Optimmune requires a valid prescription from your doctor. We do not sell this product without a valid prescription.

Do you ship to the United States?

Yes, we do. It usually takes between 7 and 18 business days to receive your order from our pharmacy.

Is there a generic for Optimmune?

Yes, there is a generic alternative for this product called Cyclosporine.

What is Optimmune used for in dogs?

Opitimmune eye drops for dogs are used to treat keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) also known as ‘dry eye.’ This condition occurs when the eye does not produce enough tear fluid to keep the surface of the eye moist. Dry eye often happens because the body’s immune system attacks the cells that produce tear fluid. Optimmune pet is unique in that it helps switch off this attack to allow the eyes to once again produce good quality tear fluid. This is reviewed by Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS.

How long does it take Optimmune to work?

Studies by the manufacturer of Optimmune pet show that an increase in tear fluid production is expected within 10 days from the start of treatment. However, in some cases it can take up to six weeks before an improvement is evident. This is reviewed by Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS.

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