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: ophthalmic solution
Along with its needed effects, carbachol ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Isopto Carbachol) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking carbachol ophthalmic: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 side effects of carbachol ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: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
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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