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Available Form:   Ophthalmic Minims
Manufacturer name:   Santen Incorporated
Generic name:   cyclosporine-opht
Strength:   0.05%

What is Verkazia?

Cyclosporine eye drops are used by people aged 4 years old and over to treat the symptoms of a severe form of allergic reaction that affects the surface of the eye called vernal keratoconjunctivitis. People who have this condition experience severe redness, irritation, and swelling of the eyes, as well as hard bumps on the eyelid, when exposed to allergens in the air.

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Verkazia frequently asked questions

Can I Get Same-Day Delivery?

Yes! We do provide same-day delivery in select areas. We do next business day delivery and can also ship overnight as well.

How Much is Shipping Cost for Verkazia in Canada?

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How to get Verkazia delivered to my home?

You could get Verkazia delivered at your doorstep from us in Canada if you ordered prescription medications with a valid prescription. If you are not sure if we deliver to your area, contact us.

How to get Verkazia in Canada for free?

You can get Verkazia for free in Canada if your health insurance provider covers it fully. Contact your provider or us to help you find out if you qualify to get Verkazia for free.

Verkazia How to Take

Cyclosporine eye drops are used by people aged 4 years old and over to treat the symptoms of a severe form of allergic reaction that affects the surface of the eye called vernal keratoconjunctivitis. People who have this condition experience severe redness, irritation, and swelling of the eyes, as well as hard bumps on the eyelid, when exposed to allergens in the air.

Cyclosporine works by decreasing the release of natural chemicals from cells in the body (mast cells) that are involved in an allergic reaction. This helps reduce the amount of swelling, itching, and redness in the eyes.

Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) without consulting your doctor.

Do not give Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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Verkazia Dosage

The usual dose of Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) is 1 drop in each eye, 4 times a day. After the irritation and redness is gone, your doctor may suggest that you decrease the use of the drops to 1 drop twice a day. If your symptoms do not improve or get worse, stop using Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) and contact your doctor.

Wait at least 15 minutes after using other eye drops before using cyclosporine eye drops.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to show you the correct method for using eye drops. It is very important to avoid touching the dropper tip to any surface, skin, or your eye. This contaminates the dropper and can result in a bacterial infection. Report any signs of an eye infection (e.g., redness, irritation, pain) to your doctor immediately.

To use the eye drops:

  • Wash your hands before using the eye drops to avoid introducing bacteria into the eye.
  • Gently shake the single-dose container of eye drops to ensure that the liquid is thoroughly mixed.
  • Tilt your head back and look towards the ceiling.
  • With your index finger, gently pull the lower eyelid down and away from the eye to form a pouch.
  • Apply one drop into the pouch of each eye. Do not allow the tip of the container to touch the eye or areas around the eye.
  • Close your eyes and gently apply pressure to the inner corner of the eye (at the bridge of the nose) for 2 minutes. (This is called nasolacrimal occlusion.) This prevents the medication from dripping down through the tear duct and being swallowed to be absorbed by the body, which could cause you to experience some side effects.
  • Wash your hands again to remove any medication residue.

It is important to use Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not instill a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

Safely discard any medication remaining in the dropper container after putting the drops in the eyes. Each container is intended to be used only once. Do not keep the medication in the container for future doses.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Verkazia Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • burning, redness, itching, dryness, tearing, or stinging of the eye
  • cold symptoms (e.g., runny nose, sore throat)
  • cough
  • ear pain
  • eye pain
  • headache
  • increased tearing
  • sensation of something in your eye
  • swelling or redness on the edge of the eyelid

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • reduced vision

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • symptoms of a Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) (e.g., Hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, eye, mouth, throat, or tongue)

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht).

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Verkazia Available Form

Each 0.3 mL of sterile, unpreserved ophthalmic emulsion in a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) container, contains 0.3 mg of cyclosporine. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cetalkonium chloride, glycerol, medium-chain triglycerides, poloxamer 188, tyloxapol, sodium hydroxide (to adjust pH), water for injection.

Verkazia Contraindications

Do not use Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) if you:

  • are allergic to cyclosporine or any ingredients of Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht)
  • have or may have an eye infection
  • have or may have a cancerous or pre-cancerous eye condition

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Verkazia Precautions

Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Verkazia Warnings

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht).

Blurred vision: Cyclosporine eye drops may cause blurred vision, affecting your ability to drive or operate machinery. Avoid driving, operating machinery, or performing other potentially hazardous tasks until your vision has cleared.

Contact lenses: The safety and effectiveness of using Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) while wearing contact lenses has not been established. Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht).

Infection: Eye medications that affect the immune system, such as cyclosporine, may increase the risk of more frequent Eye Infections. If you experience symptoms of an eye infection (e.g., eye redness, discharge, pain, or itching), or changes to your vision, contact your doctor.

Pregnancy: Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while using Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht), contact your doctor immediately.

Breast-feeding: It is not clear whether the eye drop form of cyclosporine passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are using cyclosporine eye drops, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.

Children: The safety and effectiveness of using Verkazia (Cyclosporine-opht) have not been established for children less than 4 years of age.

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