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Netarsudil ophthalmic Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 27, 2022.

Applies to netarsudil ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution.

Serious side effects

Along with its needed effects, netarsudil ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking netarsudil ophthalmic:

More common

  • Bloody eye
  • blurred vision
  • decreased vision or any change in vision
  • irritation, swelling, and redness of the eye
  • pain at the administration site

Other side effects

Some side effects of netarsudil ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Discoloration of the white part of the eye
  • redness of the eyelid
  • watering of the eyes

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to netarsudil ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution.


The most frequently reported side effects were conjunctival hyperemia, corneal verticillata, instillation site pain, and conjunctival hemorrhage.[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Conjunctival hyperemia (53%), corneal verticillata (20%), instillation site pain (up to 20%), conjunctival hemorrhage (up to 20%)

Common (1% to 10%): Instillation site erythema, corneal staining, blurred vision, lacrimation increased, erythema of eyelid, visual acuity reduced[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Rhopressa (netarsudil ophthalmic)." Aerie Pharmaceuticals (2017):

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.