Though it does not occur in everyone, dry eyes is a common side effect of Xovatra Eye Drop. If you experience severe dryness which irritates you, talk to your doctor who may suggest a remedy for this.
Q. Does Xovatra Eye Drop make eyelashes grow?
Yes, Xovatra Eye Drop may gradually cause some changes to your eyelashes. It may increase the length, thickness, pigmentation and number of lashes. These changes are usually reversible and disappear after discontinuation of the treatment.
Q. How long does it take for Xovatra Eye Drop to work?
Xovatra Eye Drop starts working quickly after about 2 hours of administration. The maximum effect of this medicine is reached after about 12 hours. Consult your doctor if you do not notice any improvement in your symptoms in a day.
Q. How should Xovatra Eye Drop be used?
Always use Xovatra Eye Drop as directed by your doctor. It is usually recommended to put one drop in the affected eye(s) once a day, in the evening. Use it in both the eyes if advised by the doctor. Take it for as long as your doctor has advised you.
Q. How should Xovatra Eye Drop be stored?
Store Xovatra Eye Drop at 2°C - 25°C (36°F - 77°F). Keep it out of reach and sight of children. Before opening, keep the bottle in the container it came in to protect it from moisture. Do not use it after the expiry date. After opening the bottle, use it only for 2 weeks.
Q. Can I stop Xovatra Eye Drop if I am fine now?
No, you should not stop using Xovatra Eye Drop without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking this medicine suddenly, the pressure in your eyes may not be controlled which may increase the risk of loss of sight.
Q. When should I seek a doctor’s advice?
You should contact your doctor immediately if you develop an eye infection, conjunctivitis or an eyelid reaction. Also, you should inform the doctor if you have an eye injury or eye surgery. Discuss with your doctor if you have to continue using Xovatra Eye Drop.
Q. Can I use Xovatra Eye Drop with contact lenses?
No, you should remove your contact lenses before instilling Xovatra Eye Drop. You can re-insert the lens 15 minutes after using Xovatra Eye Drop. Contact your doctor if there is any eye irritation that persists.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 29th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.