Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressant Agents are used in the treatment of Viral Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Ingrid U Scott, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Immunosuppressant Agents

Immunosuppressant agents are used as adjunctive or alternative treatment when steroid use is ineffective or requires minimization.

Cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis)

The exact mechanism of the immunosuppressive activity of cyclosporine is unknown, but preferential and reversible inhibition of T lymphocytes in the G0 or G1 phase of the cell cycle has been suggested.


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