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Mitosol Side Effects

Generic Name: mitomycin ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug mitomycin ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Mitosol.

It is possible that some side effects of Mitosol may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to mitomycin ophthalmic: topical application powder for solution

Along with its needed effects, mitomycin ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Mitosol) 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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking mitomycin ophthalmic:

More common
  • Blindness
  • blurred vision or other change in vision
  • decreased vision
  • dislocated eye implants
  • eye pain
  • eye redness
  • flashes of light or floaters in vision
  • headache
  • irritation or inflammation of the eye
  • seeing flashes or sparks of light
  • seeing floating spots before the eyes, or a veil or curtain appearing across part of vision
  • tearing of the eyes

Some side effects of mitomycin 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
  • Opening of the surgical wound
  • raising of the upper eyelid
  • sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • throbbing pain

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to mitomycin ophthalmic: ophthalmic kit

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included bleb ulceration, chronic bleb leak, encapsulated/cystic bleb, bleb related infection, wound dehiscence, conjunctival necrosis, thin walled bleb, corneal endothelial damage, epithelial defect, anterior synechiae, superficial punctuate keratitis, Descemets detachment, induced astigmatism, choroidal reactions (choroidal detachment, choroidal effusion, serous choroidal detachment, suprachoroidal hemorrhage, hypotony maculopathy, presence of supraciliochoroidal fluid, hypoechogenic suprachoroidal effusion), iritis inflammation, fibrin reaction, cataract development, cataract progression, capsule opacification, capsular constriction and/or capsulotomy rupture, posterior synechiae, retinal pigment epithelial tear, retinal detachment (serous and rhegmatogenous), hyphema, central retinal vein occlusion, hemiretinal vein occlusion, retinal hemorrhage, vitreal hemorrhage and blood clot, subconjunctival hemorrhage, disk hemorrhage, macular edema, sclera thinning or ulceration, intraocular lens capture, disk swelling, malignant glaucoma, lacrimal drainage system obstruction, ciliary block, corneal vascularization, visual acuity decrease, cystic conjunctival degeneration, upper eyelid retraction, dislocated implants, and severe loss of vision.

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