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lifitegrast ophthalmic

Pronunciation: LIF e TEG rast off THAL mik

Brand: Xiidra

What is the most important information I should know about lifitegrast ophthalmic?

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

What is lifitegrast ophthalmic?

Lifitegrast ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat symptoms of dry eye disease.

Lifitegrast ophthalmic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using lifitegrast ophthalmic?

You should not use lifitegrast if you are allergic to it.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Lifitegrast ophthalmic is not approved for use by anyone younger than 17 years old.

How should I use lifitegrast ophthalmic?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Do not use while wearing soft contact lenses. A preservative in this medicine could permanently stain the lenses. Use the medicine at least 15 minutes before inserting your contact lenses.

Wash your hands before using eye medication.

To apply the eye drops: Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye and squeeze a drop into this pocket. Close your eyes for 1 or 2 minutes.

Use only the number of drops your doctor has prescribed.

Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper or place it directly on your eye. A contaminated dropper can infect your eye, which could lead to serious vision problems.

Store the eye drop container in its original foil pouch. Keep at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Each single-use eye drop container is for only one use in both eyes. Throw it away after one use, even if there is still medicine left inside.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of lifitegrast ophthalmic is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

What should I avoid while using lifitegrast ophthalmic?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

What are the possible side effects of lifitegrast ophthalmic?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; wheezing, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • vision problems; or
  • severe eye redness or irritation.

Common side effects may include:

  • blurred vision;
  • eye irritation; o
  • unusual or unpleasant taste in the mouth.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect lifitegrast ophthalmic?

Medicine used in the eyes is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about lifitegrast ophthalmic.

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

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