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Xiidra: 7 things you should know

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on May 23, 2024.

1. How it works

2. Upsides

3. Downsides

If you are between the ages of 18 and 60, take no other medication or have no other medical conditions, side effects you are more likely to experience include:

Note: In general, seniors or children, people with certain medical conditions (such as liver or kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, seizures) or people who take other medications are more at risk of developing a wider range of side effects. View complete list of side effects

4. Bottom Line

Xiidra is a prescription eye drop that may be used to reduce inflammation associated with dry eye disease. The main side effects are eye irritation or redness and an unusual taste in the mouth. Xiidra is available in single-use containers that contain enough solution for one drop in each eye and should be discarded after one use.

5. Tips

6. Response and effectiveness

7. Interactions

There are currently no documented interactions with Xiidra, according to the product information.

It is possible that when Xiidra is used with other eye drops, there may be a compounding of side effects such as eye irritation, redness, or discharge. Always talk to your doctor before using other eye drops, both prescription and over-the-counter eye drops. If you are using other eye drops with Xiidra, always space them apart by about 15 minutes.

You should refer to the prescribing information for Xiidra for any updates or newly noted interactions.


Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Xiidra only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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