Isopto Carbachol Side Effects
Generic Name: carbachol ophthalmic
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of carbachol ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Isopto Carbachol.
For the Consumer
Applies to carbachol ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by carbachol ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Isopto Carbachol). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking carbachol ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:Rare
- Veil or curtain appearing across part of vision
- Diarrhea, stomach cramps or pain, or vomiting
- flushing or redness of face
- frequent urge to urinate
- increased sweating
- irregular heartbeat
- shortness of breath, wheezing, or tightness in chest
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- watering of mouth
Some of the side effects that can occur with carbachol ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:More common
- Blurred vision or change in near or distance vision
- eye pain
- stinging or burning of the eye
- irritation or redness of eyes
- twitching of eyelids
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to carbachol ophthalmic: compounding powder, intraocular solution, ophthalmic solution
The most commonly reported side effects were headache and increased intraocular pressure.[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased intraocular pressure
Frequency not reported: Corneal clouding, persistent bullous keratopathy, retinal detachment/postoperative iritis following cataract extraction, anterior chamber inflammation, corneal edema, eye inflammation, visual impairment, corneal degeneration, miosis, blurred vision, eye pain, ocular hyperemia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Flushing[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Sweating[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Epigastric distress, abdominal cramps, vomiting[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Tightness in urinary bladder[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Headache[Ref]
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2. "Product Information. Isopto Carbachol (carbachol ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
Not all side effects for Isopto Carbachol may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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