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How does Xiidra differ from OTC dry eye treatments?

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Official Answer by Drugs.com 17 Aug 2016

Xiidra (generic name: lifitegrast) ophthalmic solution contains lifitegrast, a prescription medication that is classified as a lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 (LFA-1) antagonist, used for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adult patients 17 years and older.

Xiidra is used as one drop instilled into each eye twice daily (approximately 12
hours apart).

Over-the-counter dry eye products are referred to as "artificial tears". Artificial tears are usually made of a combination of glycerin and propylene glycol used for the temporary relief of irritation due to dryness of the eye. You can use artificial tears as needed, not every day.

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