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Lifitegrast ophthalmic

Generic name: lifitegrast ophthalmic [LIF-e-TEG-rast-off-THAL-mik]
Brand name: Xiidra
Ophthalmic solution (5%)
Drug Class: Ophthalmic antiinflammatory agents

What is Lifitegrast ophthalmic?

The symptoms of dry eye disease can be treated with Lifitegrast Ophthalmic (for eyes).Lifitegrast ophthalmic can also be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Lifitegrast  ophthalmic

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, wheezing or difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, throat, or tongue.

Lifitegrast can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Vision problems or other eye disorders
  • Severe redness of the eye or irritation

Some of the most common side effects associated with lifitegrast ophthalmic include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Eye irritation
  • Unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth

There may be other side effects.Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings

Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, allergies, and medicines.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to lifitegrast, then it is best not to use it.Tell your doctor whether you're pregnant or breastfeeding.Lifitegrast ophthalmic is not recommended for anyone under the age of 17.

How to take Lifitegrat Ophthalmic?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all directions. Follow the directions on the label.Dosing yourself at regular intervals of about 12 hoursUse only when wearing soft lenses. The lenses could be permanently stained by the preservative contained in lifitegrast. Use the medication at least 15 minutes prior to inserting your contacts.Before using eye medications, wash your hands.Applying eye drops is as simple as tilting your head back and pulling down your lower lid to create a pocket. Squeeze a few drops into the pocket created by holding the dropper over the eye. Close your eyes for a minute or two.Only use the prescribed number of drops.Avoid touching the tip or placing it directly on your eye. If the dropper is contaminated, it can cause serious vision problems.Store away from heat, moisture, and light at room temperature. Keep the original foil pouch of the eyedrop container until you're ready to use it.Each eye drop bottle is only for one use on both eyes. Even if the medicine is still inside, throw it out after use.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Eye Dryness or Redness:

One drop per eye, twice daily
Comments:
Doses should be separated for approximately 12 hours.
The single-use container can be used for 1 drop per eye, but it should be thrown away immediately after use.
Contacts can be reinserted 15 minutes after administration.
Treatment for dry eye disease symptoms

Usual paediatric dose for eye dryness or redness:

17 years and older
One drop per eye, twice daily
Comments:
Doses should be separated for approximately 12 hours.
The single-use container can be used for 1 drop per eye, but it should be thrown away immediately after use.
Contacts can be reinserted 15 minutes after administration.
Use: Treatment for the symptoms of DED

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are almost due for your next dose, skip the missed dosage. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Overdoses of lifitegrast are not dangerous. If anyone accidentally swallows the medication, call 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care.

What should be avoided?

You should only use eye drops prescribed by your doctor.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs that you take are unlikely to affect the medicine used on your eyes. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare provider about the medicines you take, including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

 

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