Homatropaire Side Effects
Generic Name: homatropine ophthalmic
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of homatropine ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Homatropaire.
For the Consumer
Applies to homatropine ophthalmic: eye drops
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking homatropine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Homatropaire)
Blurred vision; eye itching, burning, or stinging; irritation at the application site.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); difficulty urinating; dry mouth; eye pain; fever; flushing or dryness of the skin; irregular or rapid heartbeat; unsteadiness on your feet.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to homatropine ophthalmic: compounding powder, ophthalmic solution
Ocular side effects have included transient stinging and burning, eye irritation, and increased sensitivity to light. Prolonged use may produce local irritation characterized by follicular conjunctivitis, vascular congestion, edema, exudate and an eczematoid dermatitis.[Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects have included thirst and dry mouth.[Ref]
Nervous system effects due to chronic use of the drug can lead to a confusional state characterized by delirium, agitation, and rarely coma. This state is associated with use in the pediatric and geriatric age groups.[Ref]
The specific antidote for this systemic anticholinergic syndrome is injectable physostigmine salicylate.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Isopto Homatropine (homatropine ophthalmic)." Southwood Pharmaceuticals Inc, Irvine, CA.
Not all side effects for Homatropaire 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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