Eye dryness, achiness, itchiness are all possible symptoms of dry eye disease – your eye doctor may simply refer to it as "dry eye." No matter what you call it, dry eye is a pretty common eye condition. It can also be pretty annoying, interrupting everyday activities like reading, driving, watching TV, or sneaking in a little online shopping. For some patients, dry eye disease can be chronic and potentially progressive.READ THE WHOLE STORY
There are many possible misconceptions about dry eye disease (also known as dry eye syndrome), so let's clear up four common myths.
What is Xiidra?
Xiidra is a prescription eye drop used to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.
Important Safety Information
Do not use Xiidra if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Seek medical care immediately if you get any symptoms of an allergic reaction.
The most common side effects of Xiidra include eye irritation, discomfort or blurred vision when the drops are applied to the eyes, and an unusual taste sensation.
To help avoid eye injury or contamination of the solution, do not touch the container tip to your eye or any surface. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Xiidra and wait for at least 15 minutes before placing them back in your eyes.
It is not known if Xiidra is safe and effective in children under 17 years of age.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.