Eysuvis eye drops can cause mild or serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Eysuvis. These lists do not include all possible side effects.
For more information about the possible side effects of Eysuvis, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips on how to manage any side effects that may be concerning or bothersome.
Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would like to notify the FDA about a side effect you’ve had with Eysuvis, you can do so through MedWatch.
Mild side effects
Mild side effects* of Eysuvis can include:
- eye pain when using Eysuvis†
- eye infection†
Most of these side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. However, if they become more severe or don’t go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
* This is a partial list of mild side effects from Eysuvis. To learn about other mild side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist, or view the Eysuvis prescribing information.
† For more information about this side effect, see “Side effect details” below.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects from Eysuvis aren’t common, but they can occur. Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.
Serious side effects and their symptoms can include:
- Cataracts. Symptoms can include:
- difficulty seeing at night
- Increased eye pressure (known as intraocular pressure). Symptoms can include:
- Slower healing, or thinning or tearing of your eye. Symptoms can include:
- cloudy or worsening vision
- Allergic reaction.*
* For more information about this side effect, see “Side effect details” below.
Side effect details
Here’s some detail on certain side effects this drug may cause. To find out how often side effects occurred in clinical trials, see the prescribing information for Eysuvis.
Eye pain when using Eysuvis
It’s possible to have eye pain while using Eysuvis. Specifically, eye pain can occur when you are putting Eysuvis eye drops in your eye.
Eye pain was the most common side effect reported in clinical trials of Eysuvis.
What you can do
If you experience eye pain from using Eysuvis, talk with your doctor. They may be able to recommend ways to decrease the eye pain. In some cases, if your eye pain is severe or bothersome to you, your doctor may recommend a different treatment option for your dry eye disease.
You may develop eye infections from using Eysuvis. However, this side effect wasn’t common in clinical trials of Eysuvis.
It’s possible to develop bacterial eye infections, fungal eye infections, or viral eye infections during Eysuvis treatment. In some cases, this drug may cause eye infections to come back or worsen. For example, if you have the herpes simplex virus, using Eysuvis can cause a herpes simplex eye infection to worsen or last longer.
If you have symptoms of an eye infection, see your doctor right away. Symptoms may include:
- yellow or green discharge from the eye
- redness or swelling of the eye
- eye pain
- itchy eyes
- changes in vision
What you can do
If you have an eye infection, your doctor will recommend treating the infection before starting Eysuvis. This is because Eysuvis can make your infection worse.
To lower your risk of eye infection while using Eysuvis, be sure to keep the tip of the Eysuvis bottle from touching any surface, including your fingers. If the tip of the dropper bottle touches a surface, it could become contaminated with germs, placing you at risk of an eye infection.
If you notice symptoms of eye infection during your treatment with Eysuvis, see your doctor right away. In rare cases, infections may be serious. Your doctor will be able to determine if you have an eye infection and the best ways to treat it. They’ll also likely recommend you stop using Eysuvis until the infection is managed.
As with most drugs, some people can have an allergic reaction after taking Eysuvis. It’s not clear whether this side effect occurred in the drug’s clinical trials, but they can still occur.
Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction can include:
A more severe allergic reaction is rare but possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include:
- swelling under your skin, typically in your eyelids, lips, hands, or feet
- swelling of your tongue, mouth, or throat
- trouble breathing
Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Eysuvis, as the reaction could become severe. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.