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Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment for Dogs 3.5 gm

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Optimmune is a sterile eye ointment containing cyclosporine which helps to treat keratoconjunctivitis Sica (KCS or dry eye) in dogs.

For: Dogs
  • Can increase natural tear production
  • Reduces inflammation

  • How it works: Cyclosporine has broad anti-inflammatory effects that help to reduce damage to the tear glands while also stimulating tear production.

    Prescription Required


    Dosage & Administration: Use this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Wash your hands prior to using the eye ointment. Apply a 1/4 inch strip of the ointment into the lower eyelid. Store Optimmune Ophthalmic at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube properly capped.

  • Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment, a prescription medication, is used in dogs for the management of chronic keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS or 'dry eye').
  • Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is an immunosuppressive agent used to reduce inflammation in the eye(s).
  • Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment is used in dogs only. Do not use in cats.

  • Tip: The tube opening is sterile. Do not touch the tube opening to any surface, including eyes and hands. If the opening becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye(s).
    Pet Weight Dosage
    Dogs: All weights Remove debris from eye(s) with a nonirritating solution. The sterile ointment is usually applied as a 1/2 inch strip to the lower eyelid(s) every 12 hours. Wash your hands prior to using the eye ointment
    Storage: Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube properly capped.

    Active Ingredients (per gram)
    Cyclosporine .............. 2 mg Corn Oil
    Petrolatum Petrolatum and Lanolin Oil

    What happens if I miss giving a dose: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

    What happens if I overdose the pet: An overdose of this medication is unlikely. If an overdose is suspected, wash the eye with water and seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.

    What should I avoid while giving Optimmune to my pet: Do not touch the tube opening to any surface including eyes or hands. This medication may cause blurred vision. Avoid using other eye medications unless approved by the veterinarian.

    Possible side effects of Optimmune: Serious side effects are not expected. Some burning, redness, tearing, discharge, pain, itching, stinging, or blurring of the eye may occur. Continue the medication and talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

    What other drugs will affect Optimmune: Before using Optimmune Ophthalmic, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other eye ointment or eye medications. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Optimmune Ophthalmic. Talk to the veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.

    What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Optimmune to my pet: Do not use Optimmune Ophthalmic if the pet has any type of infection in the eye(s). Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

    Cautions: Do not touch the tube opening to any surface including eyes or hands. This medication may cause blurred vision. Avoid using other eye medications unless approved by the veterinarian.


    Review Summary
    31 Reviews
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    97% Recommend this product (30 of 31 responses)
    By JAN
    November 23, 2019
    By Clinton
    Needles California
    Excellent price
    November 18, 2019
    Find the pricing be extremely economical.
    Merchant Response:Clinton, We do our very best to get your the best pricing! Wishing you and your animals the best
    By Cathy
    Central New England
    Great price
    November 16, 2019
    Best price online. Really helps with Ruby's dry eye.
    Merchant Response:Hi Cathy, I would like to personally thank you for ordering with EntirelyPets Pharmacy. We appreciate your business and the opportunity to service. We are so glad to hear that this has helped with Ruby's Dry eyes.
    By TexPet
    Well done
    November 3, 2019
    Entirelypets went above and beyond to make sure my pet's vet approved the prescription. They both faxed and made multiple calls when no response was forthcoming. The price was also reasonable comparatively speaking. Very pleased.
    Merchant Response:HI, we are so glad to here that we were able to provide your with great customer service so that your pet could get there medication.
    By Loretta T.
    Columbus, Ohio
    Can't beat the price!!!!!
    October 24, 2019
    I loved that I could save almost half price by ordering this instead of buying it from my vet office. It cut the price in almost half which helped so much when you do rescue.
    ProsPrice can't be beat
    By T
    Pewaukee WI
    Fast and Helpful Service!
    October 19, 2019
    One of my dogs was diagnosed with dry eye by our vet which requires twice daily doses of Optimmune ointment.

    Entirely Pets went to my vet to get the prescription and filled the order quickly and at about half the cost of buying from the clinic. This eased the pain of his diagnosis as he will need the medication for the rest of his life.
    By Julie C.
    Scary good service and pricing
    October 9, 2019
    Best price for Optimmune eye ointment. Placed my first order a few weeks ago. Their email communication for statuses is excellent. Be sure to provide a fax number for your vet, they will need that, I had neglected that when I initially placed my order. Once my vet approved, it shipped quickly.
    By AMY C.
    September 3, 2019
    Besides the pricing being the cheapest out there that I could find, their staff also stays on top of the Dr. office to get your prescription approved! Thank you Entirely Pets Pharmacy, you have acquired a new long time client!
    By Yaneli S.
    Chicago, Illinois
    Great experience!
    September 1, 2019
    Awesome product! Got shipped to me super fast even though they had to get dogs prescription. It was very affordable compared to other places too.
    My dog kodac and me thank you for this product.
    Merchant Response:Hi Yaneli, I am so happy to hear that we were able to get you and your dog Kodac this medication on time. I am so happy that we were able to provide you with the great service. I want to thank you and your dog Kodac for using our pharmacy for the medication.
    By Diane V.
    Latham, New York
    Optimmune Ointment
    August 29, 2019
    My dog has dry eyes. Optimmune Opthalmic Ointment has just about cured his problems with dry eyes. The vet said that his tear ducts are now producing tears again to some degree. He will be on this medicine for the rest of his life, but now he is no longer suffering with eye problems. I am so grateful for that. No one wants to see their dog in discomfort.
    Merchant Response:HI Diane, I am so glad that this product has helped your dogs dry eye problems. I know that your dog are our family members. I am so happy that we were able to help you get the right product for your dog.
    By Wanda
    Anderson, TX
    Works well
    August 3, 2019
    This medication is helping to make our Toby more comfortable with his chronic dry eyes.
    ProsOintment, easy to apply
    By Kim
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Great price!
    March 22, 2019
    I typically buy Zep's medicine from his veterinarian but it is expensive so I did some research and found a great price at Entirely Pets! I will continue to buy from this venue as long as prices don't climb too much.
    ProsGreat price and timely delivery!
    By Jim
    Buffalo NY
    Great service, very fast turnaround once the script was verified.
    March 20, 2019
    We were told our Cocker was going to require this script for the rest of her life, we were thrilled to find EntirelyPets. Service is great and the pricing even better.
    ProsService is great and the pricing even better.
    By Christine G.
    Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Great experience with Entirely Pets
    March 15, 2019
    When we found out our German Shepherd, Allie had Pannus and had to take Optimmune Opthalmic ointment 2x daily for the rest of her life to prevent blindness we were shocked, but then when we found out how much our vet was charging for it, $70 a tube, and it only lasted 30 days...maybe...we were disheartened. We get it with Entirely Pets for half that cost! And, they are so easy to work with! Thank you Entirely Pets!
    Chris and Joe Gigante
    Las Vegas
    By Peggy
    San Diego
    Best price around...we use daily
    October 21, 2018
    Great price and fantastic service. None better
    ProsGreat price Take care of vet contact
    By Paula
    drexel hill, pa
    July 23, 2018
    Nugget is on Optimmune for the rest of his life, and it is working great.
    Entirely Pets price for this product is so affordable, in my area it would cost between 50 to 60 dollars.
    By Richard
    Oroville, Ca.
    Great price
    June 9, 2018
    My dog has to have this twice daily so I was glad to find a less expensive retailer.
    ProsDoes its job, good price
    ConsTube sometimes has a lot of air in it.
    By Peri
    Heartgaurd plus
    April 22, 2018
    Great product! I have been using it for years for my dogs and had good results. Used to get it from the vet until I found Entirely pets. So much cheaper here. I love my vet but can be pricey. So thanks Entirely pets for having the best price in town.
    By Laurie
    Good price
    November 17, 2017
    Quick delivery and a fair price.
    By Kathy
    Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
    Good deal
    November 6, 2017
    Better priced than my vet and free shipping was great!
    By Michael Z.
    Washington state
    Something wrong with tubes
    September 25, 2017
    Last two orders (4 tubes) of this very important medicine squirted out and was wasted. We could not control it until more than half of the tubes were gone. Nothing I did made it better. We almost ran out because of this. Prior to last two orders there were no problems.
    ProsVery good at controlling the mucous in my dogs eyes.
    ConsPackaging problem must be fixed or I will have to find another medication. On next question, medication is awesome I just can't afford to pay the price and have half the medicine go on the floor and also deal with the possibility of running out.
    By Yvonne S.
    Lake Forest Park, Wa 98155
    August 25, 2017
    My experience with Entirely Pets has been great from the first time I ordered an item. I've ordered numerous times and the price is very good and the shipment is fast.

    Yvonne Stewart
    By Claudia
    Columbus, OH
    Fast and easy.
    October 19, 2016
    Our dog is on this life long drug. We ran out of refills and Entirely Pets Pharmacy contacted the vet for refills with no delays. Best price we could find anywhere with fast service.
    By Amy
    Lakebay, WA
    Easy, smooth transaction
    July 15, 2016
    The medication was priced right, and the seller obtained the vet's approval and shipped the medication in a very timely fashion. Everything was handled smoothly and professionally.
    By Jeanne S.
    Covington OH
    thank you.
    March 6, 2016
    You are always helpful if I have a problem. Thank you from Annie as it helps her eyes too.
    By Victoria
    Carlsbad CA
    Excellent service
    February 26, 2016
    I save a good amount of money and got the prescription for my little dog in time and I will keep using this pharmacy every time that
    I need it.
    ProsI already said , save money for the same medicine .Very good.
    ConsPleasr don't share my email. I have enough spam already. Thanks
    By Susie
    Great product, great price
    January 25, 2016
    This company provides the same product at a very high discount.
    By Bobbie R.
    Great price
    January 8, 2016
    Need it for my dog's dry eyes.
    ProsGood price
    ConsSometimes hard to get in my dog's eyes.
    By JJ
    Covington Oh
    Optimmune Ophthalmic Ointment
    November 15, 2015
    it was easy to order my dog, Annie's prescription thru you. I am grateful that it is cheaper too. She needs to use them 2x a day to help clear her eyes. Thank you.
    Prosworks great & cost less
    By Tamara S.
    Belle Vernon, PA 15012
    Great product
    October 9, 2015
    Have been using for about 10 months.
    ProsNo skin irritation.
    ConsTube cracks and leaks ointment.