Ocu-Pentolate Side Effects
Generic Name: cyclopentolate ophthalmic
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug cyclopentolate ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Ocu-Pentolate.
It is possible that some side effects of Ocu-Pentolate 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 cyclopentolate ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
As well as its needed effects, cyclopentolate ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Ocu-Pentolate) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking cyclopentolate ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body
- Clumsiness or unsteadiness
- constipation, full feeling, passing gas, or stomach cramps or pain
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- convulsions (seizures)
- flushing or redness of face
- hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
- passing urine less often
- skin rash
- slurred speech
- swollen stomach (in infants)
- thirst or dryness of mouth
- unusual behavior, such as disorientation to time or place, failure to recognize people, hyperactivity, or restlessness, especially in children
- unusual drowsiness, tiredness, or weakness
Some cyclopentolate ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:
- Blurred vision
- burning of eye
- eye irritation not present before therapy
- increased sensitivity of eyes to light
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to cyclopentolate ophthalmic: compounding powder, ophthalmic solution
Respiratory side effects have included decreased secretion in the pharynx, bronchi, and nasal passages.
Cardiovascular side effects have included tachycardia and vasodilation.
Dermatological side effects have included skin rash and decreased sweat gland secretion.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included abdominal distention (in infants), diminished gastrointestinal motility, and decreased salivary secretion.
General side effects have included hyperpyrexia.
Genitourinary side effects have included urinary retention.
Nervous system side effects have included ataxia, incoherent speech, restlessness, and seizures. Unusual drowsiness has also been reported.
Ocular side effects have included increased intraocular pressure, burning, photophobia, blurred vision, irritation, hyperemia, conjunctivitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, punctate keratitis, and synechiae.
Psychiatric side effects have included hallucinations, hyperactivity, disorientation as to time and place, and failure to recognize people.
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