What is Optimmune?
Who is it for?
What are the benefits?
How does Optimmune work?
Is there a generic equivalent available?
How is it given?
Hold the tube of ointment about one inch from the eye and apply a short ribbon (1/4 inch) of ointment along the inner edge of the lower lid, starting at the inside corner of the eye. Rotate the tube when you reach the outer portion of the eye to help detach the ointment from the tube. Have your pet blink, and gently hold the eyelid shut. Gently massage the closed eyelid to disperse the ointment.
Take care not to touch the tip of the tube to the pet's eye, lids, or eyelashes. Do not touch the inside of the cap or tube tip with your fingers, as this will also contaminate the medication. Always wash your hands before and after applying this medication.
If you are applying more than one medication to the eye, allow five minutes between applications so one medication is not washed out by the next. Be sure not to interchange the caps of the medications.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
What results can I expect?
What form(s) does it come in?
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What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Optimmune?
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your pet is taking, and if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
What is the most important information I should know?
Who should not take it?
What side effects may be seen when taking Optimmune?
How is it stored?
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
What should I avoid when giving my pet Optimmune?
Where is more information available?