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Carbachol ophthalmic Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to carbachol ophthalmic: ophthalmic intraocular injection, ophthalmic topical solution

Side effects include:

Topical solution: Ocular irritation (burning or discomfort), lacrimation, temporal or periorbital headache, painful ciliary or accommodative spasm, blurred vision or myopia, conjunctival vascular congestion, poor vision in dim light.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to carbachol ophthalmic: compounding powder, intraocular solution, ophthalmic solution

General

The most commonly reported side effects were headache and increased intraocular pressure.[Ref]

Ocular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increased intraocular pressure
Frequency not reported: Corneal clouding, persistent bullous keratopathy, retinal detachment/postoperative iritis following cataract extraction, anterior chamber inflammation, corneal edema, eye inflammation, visual impairment, corneal degeneration, miosis, blurred vision, eye pain, ocular hyperemia[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Flushing[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Sweating[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Epigastric distress, abdominal cramps, vomiting[Ref]

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Tightness in urinary bladder[Ref]

Nervous system

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Headache[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Miostat (carbachol ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

2. "Product Information. Isopto Carbachol (carbachol ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

Not all side effects for carbachol ophthalmic may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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