Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on July 19, 2020.
For the Consumer
Applies to echothiophate iodide ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution reconstituted
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
- Fast or slow heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Not able to control bladder.
- More saliva.
- Muscle weakness.
- Sweating a lot.
- Shortness of breath.
What are some other side effects of this drug?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Eye irritation.
- Eye redness.
- Blurred eyesight.
- Eyelid twitching.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to echothiophate iodide ophthalmic: ophthalmic powder for reconstitution
Frequency not reported: Retinal detachment, activation of latent iritis or uveitis, lacrimation, conjunctival and ciliary redness, induced myopia with visual blurring, brow ache, lid muscle twitching, stinging, burning, iris cysts, conjunctival thickening (with prolonged use), obstruction of nasolacrimal canals, lens opacities, paradoxical increase in intraocular pressure (IOP)[Ref]
Drug-associated iris cysts enlargement that may obscure vision has been reported more frequently in children if treatment is continued.
Anticholinesterase instillation-associated paradoxical increase in intraocular pressure (IOP).[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Cardiac irregularities[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Phospholine Iodide (echothiophate iodide ophthalmic)." Wyeth Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
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