Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment

3.8 out of 5 Customer Rating
Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 90.
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Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment

3.8 out of 5 Customer Rating
Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 90.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product My ShihTzu has chronic dry eye and the Vet recommended this product. It has helped and I see a great improvement.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stuff works great. We’ve used this ointment on our poodle who developed dry eyes several years ago. It has made a huge difference in her comfort and ability to see. Just once a day in the morning and she is good to go.
Date published: 2020-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from what a jip every tube of this med I have bought the first time i squeeze it a ton of air gushes out and I'm left with a half tube of sav for what it costs u think they could fill the tube up
Date published: 2019-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really works in clearing up eye gook; nice clear eyes. Easy to apply.
Date published: 2019-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works wonders. If your pet suffers from chronic dry eyes then this product is for you. It works great.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helped her eyes I bought this about a month ago for dry eyes. Her eyes have improved tremendously. I’ll continue to use it on her.
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good title I have been using this on my 5 year old toy poodle since her very first day. The reviews I've read echo my sentiments. Bear has been on a two a day regiment and results are evident her eyes have remained status-quo . Excellent!!! A question, however, still remains: why hasn't anything been done about the half filled tubes? Pet-Meds has a perfect record in every other category.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy To Apply My elderly Jack Russell female suddenly developed severe dry eye syndrome. Of the two options for medicine I far prefer the Optimmune Ointment as my dog tolerates the application process far better than with the eye drops initially prescribed. She just had her vet checkup yesterday and her eyes look great with only one dose a day. Very relieved and happy with this medicine.
Date published: 2018-12-29
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Questions

Why is it 52.00 when I can get the same thing from my vet for 23.00 I thought it would be cheaper on line

Asked by: Pat48
Thank you for your question. We do apologize, we do price match with any DOT accredited online Pharmacy and Veterinarian's office. We will be more than happy to help you with that please give us a call 1-800-738-6337.
Answered by: Sarah B PetMed Pro
Date published: 2019-12-13

Is this a cortical steroids?

Asked by: Toddkb
Thank you for your e-mail. No, it's an immunosuppresant
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-12-15

Is a written prescription required? My dog needs Optimmune for the rest of his life. I can’t afford _$75+ a tube. And the chain vet I go to I pretty sure will not hand out prescriptions. Their in it to make money. I’m in NJ. My ESO pet is in need. Ty 

Asked by: Dmarie863
Thank you for your question.Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Once the order is placed we would contact your veterinarian directly for the prescription.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-07-23

Do you accept Australian prescriptions ?

Asked by: Patricia
Yes, we accept prescriptions written by international veterinarians for all medications except compounded drugs and controlled substances.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2017-11-05

My dog is in remission from lymphoma. Has congenital dry eyes.  The doctor put her on this. I read this product can cause lymphoma!!  Her eyes are very dry, want to help her but don't want to cause lymphoma again!! Should I stop using this?

Asked by: Anna Banana 1
I would recommend speaking with your veterinarian regarding this possible interaction.
Answered by: Megan Student Pharmacist
Date published: 2017-07-11

Do I use my finger to put the outment in my dogs eyes?

Asked by: Louis
No. Remove debris from eye(s) with a nonirritating solution. The sterile ointment is usually applied as a ¼ inch strip to the lower eyelid(s) every 12 hours. Wash your hands prior to using the eye ointment. The tube opening is sterile. Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including eyes and hands. If the opening becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye(s).
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2017-05-24

About how long does a tube last if dosage is 1/4" twice a day on both eyes?

Asked by: Sandy
A tube lasts me about 20 days at a push
Answered by: Jennifer
Date published: 2017-07-26

is optimmune as good as puralube vet ointment does it do the same thing?

Asked by: becky
Puralube Vet Ointment is a sterile petrolatum ophthalmic (eye) lubricant that helps prevent eye dryness and soothe irritation. It forms a protective film over the ocular surface, lubricates the eye, and protects the eye from drying. Optimmune, on the other hand, contains Cyclosporine which reduces damage to the tear glands while also stimulating tear production. Your veterinarian will determine if Optimmune is appropriate for your pet's dry eyes.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2016-12-01
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What is Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment?

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is a sterile eye ointment containing cyclosporine, which helps to treat keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS or dry eye) in dogs. It reduces inflammation, stimulates tear production, and helps to reduce damage to the tear glands. Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs

Benefits:

  • Can increase natural tear production
  • Reduces inflammation

How Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment work?

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment contains cyclosporine, which has broad anti-inflammatory effects that help to reduce damage to the tear glands while also stimulating tear production. Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment also reduces eye inflammation.

Cautions:

Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including eyes or hands. This medication may cause blurred vision. Avoid using other eye medications unless approved by your veterinarian.

Brand Name:

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Ointment (Merck)

Generic Name:

Cyclosporine

What is the most important thing I should know about Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment?

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is an immunosuppressive agent used to reduce inflammation in the eye(s). It is used to treat chronic dry eye (KCS, keratoconjunctivitis sicca) that may be caused by inflammation. Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment may also be used for purposes other than those listed. Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is FDA approved for veterinary use in dogs only. Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is a prescription medication available as a sterile eye ointment. The sterile ointment is usually applied as a ¼ inch strip to the eye(s) every 12 hours. Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including eyes and hands. The tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before using Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment on my pet?

Do not use Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment if your pet has any type of infection in the eye(s). Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment be used?

Use this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Wash your hands prior to using the eye ointment. Apply a ¼ inch strip of the ointment into the lower eyelid. Store Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube properly capped. 

What are the potential side effects of Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment?

Serious side effects are not expected. Some burning, redness, tearing, discharge, pain, itching, stinging, or blurring of the vision may occur. Continue the medication and talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What happens if I miss applying a dose of Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely. If an overdose is suspected, wash the eye with water and seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.

What should I avoid while applying Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment on my pet?

Do not touch the tube opening to any surface including eyes or hands. This medication may cause blurred vision. Avoid using other eye medications unless approved by your veterinarian.

What other drugs will affect Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment?

Before using Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other eye ointment or eye medications. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Directions:

  • Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Ointment, a prescription medication, is used in dogs for the management of chronic keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS or 'dry eye").
  • Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Ointment is an immunosuppressive agent used to reduce inflammation in the eye(s).
  • Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Ointment is used in dogs only. Do not use in cats.
Tip:

The tube opening is sterile. Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including eyes and hands. If the opening becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye(s).

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Dosage for Dogs:

Dogs:
WeightDosage
All weightsRemove debris from eye(s) with a nonirritating solution. The sterile ointment is usually applied as a ¼ inch strip to the lower eyelid(s) every 12 hours. Wash your hands prior to using the eye ointment
Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Dosage for Cats:
Cats
Do not use!
Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube properly capped.

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Ingredients:

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment:
Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment:
Active Ingredients (per gram): 2 mg cyclosporine USP, petrolatum USP, corn oil NF, petrolatum and lanolin alcohol.

What is Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment?

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is a sterile eye ointment containing cyclosporine, which helps to treat keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS or dry eye) in dogs. It reduces inflammation, stimulates tear production, and helps to reduce damage to the tear glands. Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs

Benefits:

  • Can increase natural tear production
  • Reduces inflammation

How Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment work?

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment contains cyclosporine, which has broad anti-inflammatory effects that help to reduce damage to the tear glands while also stimulating tear production. Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment also reduces eye inflammation.

Cautions:

Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including eyes or hands. This medication may cause blurred vision. Avoid using other eye medications unless approved by your veterinarian.

Brand Name:

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Ointment (Merck)

Generic Name:

Cyclosporine

What is the most important thing I should know about Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment?

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is an immunosuppressive agent used to reduce inflammation in the eye(s). It is used to treat chronic dry eye (KCS, keratoconjunctivitis sicca) that may be caused by inflammation. Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment may also be used for purposes other than those listed. Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is FDA approved for veterinary use in dogs only. Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is a prescription medication available as a sterile eye ointment. The sterile ointment is usually applied as a ¼ inch strip to the eye(s) every 12 hours. Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including eyes and hands. The tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before using Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment on my pet?

Do not use Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment if your pet has any type of infection in the eye(s). Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment be used?

Use this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Wash your hands prior to using the eye ointment. Apply a ¼ inch strip of the ointment into the lower eyelid. Store Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube properly capped. 

What are the potential side effects of Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment?

Serious side effects are not expected. Some burning, redness, tearing, discharge, pain, itching, stinging, or blurring of the vision may occur. Continue the medication and talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What happens if I miss applying a dose of Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment?

An overdose of this medication is unlikely. If an overdose is suspected, wash the eye with water and seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.

What should I avoid while applying Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment on my pet?

Do not touch the tube opening to any surface including eyes or hands. This medication may cause blurred vision. Avoid using other eye medications unless approved by your veterinarian.

What other drugs will affect Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment?

Before using Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other eye ointment or eye medications. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Directions:

  • Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Ointment, a prescription medication, is used in dogs for the management of chronic keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS or 'dry eye").
  • Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Ointment is an immunosuppressive agent used to reduce inflammation in the eye(s).
  • Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Ointment is used in dogs only. Do not use in cats.
Tip:

The tube opening is sterile. Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including eyes and hands. If the opening becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye(s).

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Dosage for Dogs:

Dogs:
WeightDosage
All weightsRemove debris from eye(s) with a nonirritating solution. The sterile ointment is usually applied as a ¼ inch strip to the lower eyelid(s) every 12 hours. Wash your hands prior to using the eye ointment
Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Dosage for Cats:
Cats
Do not use!
Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube properly capped.

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment Ingredients:

Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment:
Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment:
Active Ingredients (per gram): 2 mg cyclosporine USP, petrolatum USP, corn oil NF, petrolatum and lanolin alcohol.