Xiidra is an eye medication used to treat dry eye disease. It goes by the generic name of lifitegrast ophthalmic. It works by blocking a protein in the body that causes your eyes to not produce enough tears or produce tears that aren’t the right consistency to keep your eyes healthy.
We currently carry the brand name medication, Xiidra, manufactured by Shire Pharmaceuticals in the 60 Single Dose Vials with the dosage of 5%/0.2ml. It is dispensed from our Canadian Pharmacy.
Contact your doctor right away if you experience any of the following serious side effects:
• Vision problems
• Severe eye redness or irritation
• Worsening of symptoms
• Allergic reaction:
o Itching/swelling (especially of the face, throat, or tongue)
o Severe dizziness
o Trouble breathing
Less serious side effects to watch for include:
• Blurred vision
• Eye irritation
• Unusual or unpleasant taste
After using this medication, it’s possible for your vision to become temporarily blurred. Don’t drive, use heavy machinery, or try to attempt any activity that requires clear vision until you know how this medication affects you, or until your vision has cleared. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly needed. This medication should not be used on anyone younger than 17 years old.