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Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 3, 2023.

Applies to echothiophate iodide ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution reconstituted.

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Applies to echothiophate iodide ophthalmic: ophthalmic powder for reconstitution.


Adverse reactions are anticholinergic in nature and include dry mouth, constipation, tachycardia, and blurred vision.[Ref]


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. 2014.

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