Eysuvis eye drops can cause mild or severe side effects. The following lists contain some of the main side effects that can occur when taking Eysuvis. These lists do not include all possible side effects.
For more information about the possible side effects of Eysuvis, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you advice on how to deal with side effects that may be concerning or bothersome.
To note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks the side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would like to notify the FDA about a side effect you have had with Eysuvis, you can do so via MedWatch.
Mild side effects
Mild side effects* of Eysuvis may include:
- eye pain while using Eysuvis†
- eye infection†
Most of these side effects may disappear within a few days or weeks. However, if they get worse or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
*This is a partial list of mild side effects of Eysuvis. For more information about other mild side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist, or check out Eysuvis prescribing information.
† For more information on this side effect, see “Details of side effects” below.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects from Eysuvis are not common, but they can occur. Call your doctor right away if you experience any serious side effects. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms are life-threatening or you think you have a medical emergency.
Serious side effects and their symptoms may include:
- Cataracts. Symptoms can include:
- difficulty seeing at night
- Increased eye pressure (called intraocular pressure). Symptoms may include:
- Slower healing, or thinning or tearing of your eye. Symptoms can include:
- blurred or worsening vision
- Allergic reaction.*
* For more information on this side effect, see ‘Details of side effects’ below.
Details of side effects
Here are some details about some side effects that this drug can cause. To find out how often side effects occurred in clinical trials, see the prescribing information for Eysuvis.
Eye pain when using Eysuvis
It is possible to have eye pain while using Eysuvis. Specifically, eye pain may occur when you put Eysuvis eye drops in your eye.
Eye pain was the most commonly reported adverse reaction in clinical tests of Eysuvis.
what you can do
If you experience eye pain after using Eysuvis, talk to your doctor. They may be able to recommend ways to decrease eye pain. In some cases, if your eye pain is intense or bothersome to you, your doctor may recommend another treatment option for your dry eye.
You may develop eye infections while using Eysuvis. However, this side effect was not common in clinical tests of Eysuvis.
It is possible to develop bacterial eye infections, fungal eye infections or viral eye infections during treatment with Eysuvis. In some cases, this medication may cause eye infections to come back or get worse. For example, if you have the herpes simplex virus, using Eysuvis may make a herpes simplex infection in the eye worse or last longer.
If you have symptoms of an eye infection, see your doctor immediately. Symptoms can include:
- yellow or green discharge from the eye
- redness or swelling of the eye
- eye pain
- itchy eyes
- vision changes
what you can do
If you have an eye infection, your doctor will recommend that you treat the infection before starting Eysuvis. This is because Eysuvis can make your infection worse.
To reduce your risk of eye infection when using Eysuvis, make sure the tip of the Eysuvis bottle does not touch any surface, including your fingers. If the tip of the dropper bottle touches any surface, it could be contaminated with germs, putting you at risk of eye infection.
If you notice symptoms of eye infection while taking Eysuvis, see your doctor straight away. In rare cases, infections can be serious. Your doctor will be able to determine if you have an eye infection and the best ways to treat it. They will also likely recommend that you stop using Eysuvis until the infection is managed.
As with most medicines, some people may have an allergic reaction after taking Eysuvis. It is not clear if this side effect occurred in the drug clinical testsbut they can still happen.
Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction may include:
A more serious allergic reaction is rare but possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction may include:
- swelling under the skin, usually in the eyelids, lips, hands, or feet
- swelling of the tongue, mouth or throat
- difficulty breathing
Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Eysuvis, as the reaction could become serious. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms are life-threatening or you think you have a medical emergency.