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
The most commonly reported side effects were headache and increased intraocular pressure.[Ref]
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]
Frequency not reported: Flushing[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Sweating[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Tightness in urinary bladder[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Headache[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Miostat (carbachol ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
3. "Product Information. Isopto Carbachol (carbachol ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.
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