Isopto Carbachol Side Effects
Generic name: carbachol ophthalmic
Note: This document contains side effect information about carbachol ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Isopto Carbachol.
Some side effects of Isopto Carbachol may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to carbachol ophthalmic: intraocular solution, ophthalmic solution
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking carbachol ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Isopto Carbachol) hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
vision problems, seeing "floaters" in your vision;
feeling like you might pass out;
fast or slow heartbeats;
wheezing, trouble breathing; or
severe burning, stinging, or eye irritation after using the eye drops;
Less serious side effects of carbachol ophthalmic may include:
stomach cramps, vomiting;
mild eye irritation; or
increased sweating or urination.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to carbachol ophthalmic: compounding powder, intraocular solution, ophthalmic solution
Cardiovascular side effects have included cardiac arrhythmia and hypotension.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included epigastric distress, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Ocular side effects of carbachol injection have included corneal clouding, persistent bullous keratopathy, retinal detachment, and postoperative iritis following cataract extraction. Ocular side effects of carbachol drops have included transient stringing and burning, irritation of the eyes, temporary decrease in visual acuity due to ciliary spasm, and transient ciliary and conjunctival injection.
Respiratory side effects have included exacerbation of bronchial asthma.
Nervous system side effects have included flushing, sweating, headache, syncope, and salivation.
Genitourinary side effects have included tightness in the urinary bladder and frequent urge to urinate.
More Isopto Carbachol resources
- Isopto Carbachol Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Isopto Carbachol Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Isopto Carbachol drops MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Carbastat Ocular MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Carbastat Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Miostat Prescribing Information (FDA)
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