New to Xiidra? Things to
keep an eye out for.
Prescription eye drop for the treatment of the
signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.
So, you're here because your eye doctor has diagnosed you with dry eye disease and prescribed you a prescription eye drop called Xiidra. Maybe you're curious about what to expect...is it easy to use? What are the side effects? How long do I need to use it?
Whether or not you have filled your Xiidra prescription (by the way, if you need help saving on your prescription, click here, here are a few tips that might help you navigate and prepare for your new dry eye disease care regimen.
Adopt A New Motto: Tap, Twist, Drop, Drop, Toss
Using Xiidra is as simple as tap, twist, drop, drop, toss! Each single-use container is filled with enough medicine to treat both of your eyes.
When you remove a single-use container from the package, the solution may not always be resting at the bottom. If this happens, hold the container upright and tap the top of the container until all of the solution is in the bottom part of the container.Then, open the single-use container by twisting off the top tab. Tilt your head backwards, gently lower your eyelid downwards, and look up.Then, for each eye, gently squeeze the container to let one drop of solution fall into the space between your lower eyelid and your eye (drop, drop). And don't worry; if a drop misses your eye, there's some extra solution in the container so you can try again. Once complete, toss or discard the container and any unused solution.
If you wear contact lenses, be sure to always remove them before using Xiidra, and wait at least 15 minutes after applying the drops before putting them back in.
And just like that...you're done. Just one drop per eye, approximately every 12 hours, morning and evening, and your eyes will hopefully thank you!
Want more detailed instructions on how to use Xiidra? Watch a video here, or simply download a PDF. Still have questions? Call your eye doctor or check out the Instructions for Use that come with your prescription.
It is expected for some people who use Xiidra to experience side effects like eye irritation, discomfort, or blurred vision when the drops are applied to the eyes, and an unusual taste sensation. These are not all the possible side effects of Xiidra. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects that bother you and head here to learn more.
Stick With Xiidra as Recommended by your Physician
It's important to know that Xiidra takes time to work, and it may take some time for you to see symptom relief. In fact, our clinical studies showed that some patients saw relief from symptoms of eye dryness in as little as 2 weeks in 2 out of 4 studies with improvements observed at 6 and 12 weeks in all 4 studies with continuous twice-daily use.
In other words: If you stick with Xiidra, you may find relief for your dry eye symptoms
After all, dry eye disease is considered chronic and may be progressive. So even if your eyes start to feel better, be sure to use Xiidra as directed by your doctor.
For more information about Xiidra, click here.