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Lifitegrast ophthalmic Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to lifitegrast ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by lifitegrast ophthalmic. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking lifitegrast ophthalmic:

More common:
  • Changes in vision
  • eye irritation or discomfort
Less common:
  • Blurred vision
  • redness of the white part of the eyes or inside of the eyelids

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with lifitegrast ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common:
  • Change in taste
  • loss of taste
Less common:
  • Cough
  • discomfort or itching of the eyes
  • drainage from the eyes
  • fever
  • headache
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tightness of the chest
  • troubled breathing
  • watering of the eyes

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to lifitegrast ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

General

The most commonly reported side effects included instillation site irritation, dysgeusia, and reduced visual acuity.[Ref]

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Increased lacrimation, reduced visual acuity, blurred vision, conjunctival hyperemia, eye irritation, eye discharge/pruritus/discomfort[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Dysgeusia, headache[Ref]

Local

Common (1% to 10%): Instillation site irritation[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Sinusitis[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic)." Shire US Inc, Florence, KY.

Not all side effects for lifitegrast ophthalmic may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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