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Xiidra (Lifitegrast Ophthalmic Soluction)

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Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5% is an eye drop used to treat dry eye disease. 

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FDA approved in 2016


Not applicable (localized ocular administration)

Legal status

Prescription only (Rx)

Chemical Name

Lifitegrast Ophthalmic Soluction

Elimination Half-life

Not directly applicable (primarily localized action)

Dosage (Strength)

5% solution

Pregnancy advice

Use only if clearly needed and the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus. Consult a healthcare provider.



Protein binding

Not specified

PubChem CID


ATC code




Routes of Administration



Use Xiidra as your doctor has prescribed. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about your prescription. 


Place one drop in both eyes every 12 hours. 

Xiidra is available in single-use containers of lifitegrast 50 mg/mL (5%). There is enough solution in each single-use container for use in both eyes.

Before using Xiidra, thoroughly wash your hands. To prevent contamination and injury to your eye, refrain from touching the tip of the container to any surface.

Before using Xiidra, take out your contact lenses. You can put them back in after 15 minutes of using Xiidra.

Refrain from removing the single-use containers from their foil pouch until you're ready to use them. Use Xiidra immediately after you open the single-use container. After each dose, dispose of any unused solution.


The active ingredient contained in Xiidra is lifitegrast. Sodium chloride, sodium phosphate dibasic anhydrous, sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate, and water for injection are the inactive ingredients contained in Xiidra. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid are also included to control pH.


If you are allergic to Xiidra or any of its other ingredients, you should avoid using Xiidra eye drops.


  • Before you start using Xiidra, inform your doctor:
    • Of your allergies
    • Of your medical problems
    • Of the medications you take, including use of other eye drops
    • Of your contact lenses if you wear them
    • Of your pregnancy status
    • Of your breastfeeding status

Side Effects

Irritation at the instillation site, altered taste, and altered vision are the most common side of Xiidra use. Inform your doctor right away of any bothersome or persistent side effects that occur.


Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution), for topical ophthalmic use. East Hanover, NJ: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; 2020.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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