Akten Side Effects
Generic Name: lidocaine ophthalmic
Note: This document contains side effect information about lidocaine ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Akten.
For the Consumer
Applies to lidocaine ophthalmic: ophthalmic gel/jelly, ophthalmic solution
Along with its needed effects, lidocaine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Akten) 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 lidocaine ophthalmic:
- Blurred vision or other changes in vision
- burning feeling at site of application
- redness of the white part of eyes or inside of eyelids
Some side effects of lidocaine 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:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to lidocaine ophthalmic: ophthalmic gel
The frequency of the reported side effects is unknown, however, the manufacturer states the most commonly reported side effects were conjunctival hyperemia, corneal epithelial changes, headache, and burning upon instillation.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Conjunctival hyperemia, corneal epithelial change, burning on instillation[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Headache[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Akten (lidocaine ophthalmic)." Akorn Inc, Buffalo Grove, IL.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.