What is Xiidra (lifitegrast), and what is it used for?

Brand name: Xiidra

Generic: lifitegrast

Xiidra (lifitegrast) is a prescription eye drop solution used to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED). It is not known if Xiidra is safe and effective in children under 17 years of age.

What are the side effects of Xiidra?

What are the common side effects of Xiidra?

The most common side effects of Xiidra include:

  • eye irritation,
  •  discomfort, or blurred vision when the drops are applied to the eyes, and
  • an unusual taste sensation (dysgeusia).

Seek medical care immediately if you get any symptoms of wheezing, difficulty breathing, or swollen tongue.

These are not all the possible side effects of Xiidra.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effects that bother you. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Is Xiidra addictive?

No information provided

What is the dosage for Xiidra?

  • Instill one drop of Xiidra twice daily (approximately 12 hours apart) into each eye using a single-use container.
  • Discard the single-use container immediately after using in each eye.
  • Contact lenses should be removed prior to the administration of Xiidra and may be reinserted 15 minutes following administration.

What drugs interact with Xiidra?

No information provided

Xiidra contraindications, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety

Do not use Xiidra:

  • If you are allergic to lifitegrast or any of the other ingredients in Xiidra.

Before you use Xiidra, tell your doctor if you:

  • are using any other eye drops
  • wear contact lenses
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Xiidra will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Xiidra passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you use Xiidra.

Summary

Xiidra (lifitegrast) is a prescription eye drop solution used to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED). The most common side effects of Xiidra include eye irritation, discomfort, or blurred vision when the drops are applied to the eyes, and an unusual taste sensation (dysgeusia).

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Medically Reviewed on 9/18/2021
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