Restasis patient assistance program
Have you been prescribed Restasis medication? Are you worried about paying for your prescription? With the help of Prescription Care, you may be able to get your Restasis for just $49 per month.*
We work directly with healthcare providers to help eligible individuals enroll in assistance programs. We’ll handle the full application process for you, helping you to get easy access to the medications you need at an affordable price, without the stress.
Your monthly Restasis cost savings if eligible
The below table illustrates your potential cost savings if you are eligible for the patient assistance program. Remember, with Prescription Care you will only ever pay the flat monthly fee of just $49. You could save:
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Am I eligible for the Restasis patient assistance program?
If you meet the eligibility criteria for Restasis assistance, you could receive your prescription without paying the full retail price. We review each Restasis assistance program application individually.
- US residency
- Combined household income
- Insurance status
Up to $36,000
Up to $50,000
Up to $100,000
How do I apply for the Restasis patient assistance program?
We remove the stress from applying for patient assistance programs. Our enrollment application is simple and straightforward to complete. The important part at this stage is to complete all required sections of the form. This means that you must let us know about any medications you’re taking, including Restasis. It’s crucial that you provide full details of both your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. This is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication and must be completed to apply for the program.
If we think you may be eligible for Restasis assistance, we’ll handle the full application process and will seek to enroll you in the Restasis patient assistance program. Once you are enrolled in the program, we’ll also request your Restasis medication refills on your behalf for up to a full year.
Is Prescription Care a Restasis coupons provider?
Prescription Care is not a Restasis coupon, a Restasis discount card, or a Restasis copay card. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Restasis patient assistance program. We don’t offer printable Restasis manufacturer coupons, Restasis discounts, rebates, Restasis savings cards, trial offers, or free Restasis samples.
Can Prescription Care help me get Restasis if I have insurance?
Our customer service representatives are on hand and available to discuss your personal situation and answer any questions you might have about the Restasis patient assistance program.
Remember, each application is reviewed individually as eligibility varies by program, meaning we may be able to help if your insurance company won’t pay for your Restasis medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to assist if you don’t have insurance.
How much is Restasis with insurance?
The exact cost of Restasis varies in line with your healthcare plan. To find out more, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
How much does Restasis cost without insurance?
Restasis prices without insurance will vary depending on if you buy Restasis single-use vials or bottles of Restasis MultiDose. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, you’ll pay around $390 for one 5.5 ml bottle of 0.05% Restasis MultiDose (approximately 30 doses).
What is Restasis?
Restasis ophthalmic emulsion is prescribed to help people increase their tear production. It’s used when people don’t produce enough tears because of a condition called keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), also called dry eye syndrome (DES) or chronic dry eye, is a condition that dries your eyes. It can be caused by inflammation in your eye that reduces your ability to produce tears. Tears are essential to lubricate your eyes.
KCS can make your eyes feel dry, itchy, scratchy, it can make them ache or burn, and make it feel as if you have grit in your eyes. It can result in damage to the eye, causing redness, blurred vision, and a discharge. This can make everyday tasks difficult, like reading or using electronic screens. If left untreated, KCS can cause lasting damage and, in rare cases, loss of vision.
The inflammation that leads to KCS can be caused by a range of issues, including allergies, vitamin A deficiency, wearing contact lenses, pregnancy, and laser eye surgery. It can also be caused by medications taken for other conditions, like antihistamines for allergies, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and hormone replacement therapies.
Restasis treats KCS by reducing inflammation in your eyes, helping you naturally produce more tears. It comes as an emulsion (liquid) that you put into your eyes like an eye drop (as directed by the physician who prescribes it to you). You can either buy single use vials of Restasis, or a bottle with multiple doses called Restasis Multidose.
Restasis active ingredients
The active ingredient in Restasis is called cyclosporine. It reduces inflammation in your eye to help you produce more tears. Cyclosporine works by lowering the activity of a type of cell produced by your immune system called a T-cell, that’s involved in the inflammatory process.
Your immune system triggers inflammation to help protect your body from pathogens that can cause harm and to repair damage. Sometimes your immune system can trigger inflammation when it’s not needed, or for longer than it’s needed. In your eyes this can cause dryness and conditions like keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). Cyclosporine disrupts a process inside the T-cells, reducing their ability to cause inflammation.
Restasis side effects & Restasis drug interactions
As with any medication, Restasis can cause side effects. Not everyone will experience the same side effects though, or any at all. The most common side effects caused by Restasis include:
- A burning feeling in the eye
- Discharge from the eye
- Eye pain and itchiness
- Redness in the eye
- Feeling like you have something in your eye
- Watery eye
- Visual disturbances, like blurring
In rare instances, Restasis can cause more serious side effects, including:
- An allergic reaction to the medication
- Eye injury (although this is caused by accidentally touching the eye with the vial/bottle when taking Restasis)
These aren’t all the side effects Restasis can cause. You can read more about Restasis side effects in the leaflet that comes with your medication. Talk to your doctor if you’re concerned about any side effects.
No medicines are known or thought to interact with Restasis. However, you should always tell your prescribing physician about all the drugs you’re taking, including any vitamins or dietary supplements.
Restasis warnings & precautions
Don’t take Restasis if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient cyclosporine
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Restasis
Talk to your physician before taking Restasis if you:
- Are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
- Are under 16 years of age
Be careful not to touch your eye with the vial/bottle when taking Restasis, as this can cause injury and contaminate your eye.
Don’t take Restasis whilst wearing contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after taking Restasis before putting contact lenses in.
Restasis can cause blurred vision which may impair your ability to drive or use machinery. You should avoid driving or using machinery if your vision is blurred.