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Study: What people are really doing with Restasis

Real-world utilization patterns of cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05% within managed care
Can J Clin Pharmacol. 2007 Summer;14(2):e240-5. Epub 2007 Jul 10
Chiang TH, Walt JG, McMahon JP, Mansfield JE, Simonyi S.
Conducted at Allergan's facility in Irvine CA.

CONCLUSIONS: Most patients used about 1 vial per day, less than the labeled 2 per day. The cost to managed care for cyclosporine 0.05% ophthalmic emulsion may be less than anticipated. Key words: Cyclosporine 0.05% ophthalmic emulsion, longitudinal patient database, cost, utilization.

Gosh. Maybe it has something to do with the burning. Or maybe patients are getting confused when given a veritable cocktail of steroids, tears and Restasis as so many do these days.