- Are Xiidra and Lacrisert the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Xiidra?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Lacrisert?
- What Is Xiidra?
- What Is Lacrisert?
- What Drugs Interact with Xiidra?
- What Drugs Interact with Lacrisert?
- How Should Xiidra Be Taken?
- How Should Lacrisert Be Taken?
Are Xiidra and Lacrisert the Same Thing?
Side effects of Lacrisert that are different from Xiidra include eye redness, tearing, eye sensitivity to light, sticky eyelashes, and eyelid swelling.
Xiidra may interact with other drugs.
Lacrisert may interact with t with other eye medications.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Xiidra?
Common side effects of Xiidra include:
- eye irritation or discomfort
- changes in taste, and
- blurred vision
What Are Possible Side Effects of Lacrisert?
Common side effects of Lacrisert include:
- eye discomfort/irritation/redness
- eye sensitivity to light
- sticky eyelashes
- temporary blurred vision, or eyelid swelling
Tell your doctor if you experience severe side effects of Lacrisert such as a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
What Is Xiidra?
Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5%, for topical ophthalmic use is a lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 (LFA-1) antagonist indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED).
What Is Lacrisert?
Lacrisert (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert) is an ophthalmic insert used to treat dry eyes. Lacrisert is usually used when an artificial tears solution is not successful. Lacrisert may also be used to treat certain other eye disorders (keratitis, decreased corneal sensitivity).
What Drugs Interact With Xiidra?
Xiidra may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Xiidra should be used only if prescribed; it is unknown if it would affect a fetus. It is unknown if Xiidra passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
What Drugs Interact With Lacrisert?
Lacrisert may interact with other eye medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Lacrisert should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Xiidra Be Taken?
The dose of Xiidra is one drop twice daily in each eye (approximately 12 hours apart). Contact lenses should be removed prior to administration of Xiidra and can be reinserted 15 minutes after administration.
How Should Lacrisert Be Taken?
A dose of one Lacrisert ophthalmic insert in each eye once daily is usually sufficient to relieve the symptoms associated with moderate to severe dry eye syndromes.
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