Prescription Drug Coverage

Restasis® Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Restasis. Learn more about Restasis and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Cyclosporine

Typical dosage: 0.4ml

Typical type: Eye drops1

Restasis® is a medication typically used to increase tear production for patients who suffer from dry eyes due to inflammation. Restasis is brand name only and is available as an eye drop.

Restasis is a prescription medication that contains the active ingredient Cyclosporine. Patients taking Restasis typically use one drop in each eye twice daily, approximately 12 hours apart.

Restasis is used to increase tear production in patients who have a certain eye condition called keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

The most common side effects of Restasis include burning, eye pain and eye redness.

How much does Cyclosporine cost with Medicare?

Cyclosporine coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Cyclosporine?

According to GoodRx, 34% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Cyclosporine, the generic form of Restasis, in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Cyclosporine include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Cyclosporine. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

Additional information

Wash your hands after use. Do not touch the tip of the applicator to the eye. Use each vial only one time, even if you have medicine left in the vial.

Be sure to take out any contact lenses before using Restasis. Call your doctor if you notice any changes in eyesight or experience very bad eye irritation.

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.

Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.

1 GoodRx. Restasis. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.