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Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml

Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml

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Manufacturer/Marketer

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Consume Type

OPHTHALMIC

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Apr-26

About Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml

Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml is used in the treatment of severe keratitis (inflammation of the cornea) in adults. Also, it is used to treat dry eyes in patients whose condition has not been improved with artificial tears. A dry eye is a common condition that occurs when tears are unable to provide sufficient moisture. 

Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml contains Cyclosporine, which works by increasing tear production and decreasing inflammation (swelling) in the eye. 

Use Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml as prescribed by your doctor. Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml is only for use in eyes. You are advised to use Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience eye irritation, eye pain, watery eyes, itching in the eye, redness or swelling of the eyelid, and blurred vision using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml or any other medicines. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml. Avoid using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml while you are wearing contact lenses. Drive only if your vision is clear, as Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml may cause temporary blurred vision immediately after applying. If you have or had an eye infection, inform your doctor before using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml. 

Uses of Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml

Treatment of Dry eyes and severe keratitis

Medicinal Benefits

Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml contains Cyclosporine, an immunosuppressant that increases tear production and decreases inflammation (swelling) in the eye. Thus, it is used in the treatment of severe keratitis (inflammation of the cornea) and to treat dry eyes in patients whose condition has not been improved with artificial tears. 

Directions for Use

Lie down and tilt your head backwards. Pull your lower eyelid gently with your index finger to form a pocket. Instil the number of drops as advised by the doctor into the pocket of the lower eyelid. Close your eyes for 1-2 minutes. Do not touch the tip of the container to the eye, eyelids or surrounding areas as it may contaminate Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml. Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml is for external use only. Do not inject Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml

  • Eye irritation

  • Eye pain

  • Watery eyes

  • Itching in the eye

  • Redness or swelling of the eyelid

  • Blurred vision

Drug Warnings

Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml or any other medicines. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult a doctor. Avoid using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml while you are wearing contact lenses. Drive only if your vision is clear, as Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml may cause temporary blurred vision immediately after applying. If you have or had an eye infection, inform your doctor before using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml. You are recommended to maintain a time gap of 15 minutes between using other eye medicines and Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml. Discard the bottle after 4 weeks of first opening to prevent infections.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Inform your doctor if you are taking medicines used to treat glaucoma and medicines containing steroids.

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found. 

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have an eye infection or cancer in or around the eye, inform your doctor before using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml. 

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Use a humidifier in your room to increase moisture and avoid dry climates. 

  • Limit the time you spend in front of the television or computer.

  • If dry eyes are caused by environmental factors, wear protective eyewear during outdoor activities when it’s windy and avoid exposure to cigarette smoke. 

  • Limit wearing contact lenses and use soft contact lenses if you have dry eyes, as they are moist and allow the eye to breathe better than hard contact lenses.

  • Take omega-3-fatty acid supplements as they may be helpful in treating dry eyes. 

Special Advise

Regular eye examinations are recommended every 3 to 6 months to assess the effects of Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Dry eyes: A common condition occurs when tears do not provide enough moisture. Redness, pain, burning sensation, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, discomfort in the eye, watery eyes, difficulty reading or sitting in front of a computer for an extended period of time, or eyes becoming tired faster than usual are some of the symptoms.

Keratitis: Inflammation of the cornea occurs as a result of wearing contact lenses frequently, injury, diabetes, or surgery.

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Alcohol

Caution

The interaction of alcohol with Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml.

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Pregnancy

Safe if prescribed

Consult your doctor before using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml if you are pregnant. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Breast Feeding

Safe if prescribed

If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Driving

Caution

Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml may cause temporary blurred vision immediately after applying. Therefore, wait until your vision is clear before driving or operating machinery.

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Liver

Safe if prescribed

If you have any concerns regarding the use of Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml in patients with liver problems, please consult your doctor.

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Kidney

Safe if prescribed

If you have any concerns regarding the use of Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml in patients with kidney problems, please consult your doctor.

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Children

Caution

Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml should be used in children only if it is advised by a doctor. It is not recommended for use in children less than four years.

Country of origin

France

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Sun House, Cts No. 201 B/1, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400063
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FAQs

Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml is used in the treatment of severe keratitis (inflammation of the cornea) in adults. Also, it is used to treat dry eyes in patients whose condition has not been improved with artificial tears.
Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml contains Cyclosporine, which works by increasing tear production and decreasing inflammation (swelling) in the eye. Thereby, it provides a soothing effect and relieves irritation and dryness caused by decreased tear flow.
You are recommended to use Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml after 15 minutes of using other eye medications only if advised by your doctor. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are using any other medicines before using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml
Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml may cause temporary blurred vision immediately after applying. Therefore, you are recommended to wait until your vision is clear before driving or operating machinery.
You are recommended to avoid wearing contact lenses while using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml as it may cause eye irritation. Therefore, you are advised to remove contact lenses before applying Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml and reinsert after 15 minutes of using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml. Also, inform your doctor if you experience pain, stinging or abnormal sensation in the eye after using Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml.
You are recommended to discuss with your doctor before using eye drops containing steroids with Cequa Ophthalmic Solution 10 x 0.25 ml as there is a risk of side effects if used both medicines simultaneously.

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