Restarsis / Xiidra in the UK

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Restarsis / Xiidra in the UK

Postby helpme » Sun 22 May 2022 7:25 pm

I have recently moved to the uk and I was previously on xiidra. It solved my problem completely for several years.
But now my problem is back and I am unable to exist like this

I was wondering if anyone knows how I could obtain Restarsis in this country? The GP hasn't been helpful. I noticed I can order xiidra online but I need a prescription and I doubt a UK doctor would give that to me, I'm really at a loss and in lots of pain so maybe someone here can guide me

Thank you all

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Re: Restarsis / Xiidra in the UK

Postby Anne Klepacz » Mon 23 May 2022 9:46 am

I'm afraid a quick Google suggests that this isn't licensed in the UK. Can you talk to an optometrist about possible alternatives? Or ask your GP to refer you to a hospital eye clinic for advice?

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