Akten Side Effects
Generic name: lidocaine ophthalmic
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 8, 2022.
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
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
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
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
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
Frequency not reported: Conjunctival hyperemia, corneal epithelial changes[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Headache[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Burning upon instillation[Ref]
More about Akten (lidocaine ophthalmic)
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- Drug class: ophthalmic anesthetics
- FDA approval history
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Akten (lidocaine ophthalmic)." Akorn Inc (2008):
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