XIIDRA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For “I started using Xiidra 3 weeks ago and I’m very pleased. I noticed an improvement with my dry eyes immediately. Previously I had used Restasis, but it stopped working for me and my eyes starting to sting more frequently. I finally told my eye doctor that I needed to try something else. My husband had started using Xiidra and he had good results, so I decided to try it too. With Xiidra, I can open my eyes in the morning without reaching for the eye drops. My eyes sting for just a few seconds when I put Xiidra in. It does slightly blur my vision for a few minutes, but then I’m fine. I don’t notice the blurring unless I’m on my computer or cell phone. I would recommend it.”

Minnie2018 (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2018

For “I too started using the product and liked it. Had been about 1 month. But I was waking up with swollen eyes and getting a white discharge from my eyes even after washing lids before hand. I could taste the product going down my throat which makes me wonder if the product is stopping T cell “ fighter immunity cells” from working in the eye and it gets ingested by going down the throat, what is it doing systemically? Is it stopping the T cells from working in your body. Coincidentally I caught a very bad cold and my body was unable to fight it. The company could not explain to me if this was a possibility and I brought up the fact that if someone had HIV or immune system deficiency could it harm them? They said it would be up to the doctor.. buzzz WRONG ANSWER…. I am not going to be a test subject….”

New Orleans Lady March 6, 2018

For “This product made my eye feel like it was on fire in addition to having a rock in my eye. I actually thought that I had damaged my eye. For this to be considered a first line choice is ludicrous.”

Erica (taken for less than 1 month) March 2, 2018

For “Used for only 3 Days. Not long enough to tell if effective. Metallic aftertaste, post nasal drip, short period of blurred vision, strange urinary odor. Going back to OTC meds.”

DD (taken for less than 1 month) March 2, 2018

For “Burn my eyes had to use cold water to wash eye out and it was still burning”

Toni (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2018

For “Prescribed this 2X daily with Lotemax for the first month 4X/day. Had a bad reaction to Restasis so my optometrist suggested Xiidra. Xiidra’s fine print actually is a bait and switch – it claims $10/mo thereafter at the top but ONLY if insurance covers the rest. BCBS is $250/mo- cannot afford. No difference 8 weeks later, night time dryness is WORSE – and this is with more lid scrubs and fish oil, plus a humidifier in the bedroom! The packaging is wasteful and user unfriendly – I can usually get 2 days’ worth but why bother as I can’t afford to get more nor is it improving dry eye. PS my optometrist never bothered telling me that perimenopause or taking hormones (ivf, hrt, etc) can cause dry eye in women. Not only am I getting off this I’m also changing eye docs to someone who actually knows these things.”

A (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 24, 2018

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