Frequently Asked Questions

CEQUA™ (cyclosporine ophthalmic solution) 0.09% is a topical solution that helps to increase the production of natural tears in your eye. Chronic dry eye may affect the ability of your eyes to produce its own tears.
CEQUA comes in a single-use vial. Place 1 drop in both eyes, twice a day, approximately 12 hours apart. If you are having trouble using CEQUA as prescribed, talk to your doctor.
You should always follow your doctor’s instructions and keep using CEQUA for as long as he or she recommends. Unlike over-the-counter dry eye treatments that are only used when you’re feeling symptoms, your prescription treatment needs to be taken every day. Chronic dry eye is a serious condition that requires ongoing treatment for the best results.
Your doctor will schedule a follow-up exam so that you can review the impact that CEQUA has had on your chronic dry eye.
It is not recommended that you stop taking CEQUA unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
In studies conducted with CEQUA, the most common side effects included pain upon administering drops and eye redness. Most of the reports of eye pain were mild in severity. Other side effects reported include eye irritation, eyelid inflammation, headache, and urinary tract infection.CEQUA is a clear solution, so most patients did not experience blurred vision. Additionally, there were no reports of an unpleasant taste in the mouth after administration.

Important Safety Information

WHAT IS CEQUA?

CEQUA™ (cyclosporine ophthalmic solution) 0.09% is a topical solution that helps to increase the production of natural tears in your eye. Dry eye disease may affect the ability of your eyes to produce its own tears.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not use CEQUA if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Be careful not to allow the vial tip to touch your eye or any surfaces, to help avoid potential eye injury or contamination of the product.

CEQUA should not be used while wearing contact lenses. If contact lenses are worn, they should be removed prior to using CEQUA and may be reinserted after 15 minutes.

Put one drop of CEQUA twice daily (approximately 12 hours apart) into each eye using a single-use vial. The solution should be used immediately after opening, and discard the vial and remaining contents immediately after using.

The most common side effects that may be experienced while using CEQUA include: eye pain after administering drops and eye redness. Other side effects reported were eye irritation, eyelid inflammation, headache, and urinary tract infection.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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