Photrexa Side Effects
Generic Name: riboflavin 5-phosphate ophthalmic
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug riboflavin 5-phosphate ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Photrexa.
Applies to riboflavin 5-phosphate ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
As well as its needed effects, riboflavin 5-phosphate ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Photrexa) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking riboflavin 5-phosphate ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:More common:
- blurred vision
- change in color vision
- decreased vision
- difficulty seeing at night
- eye pain, irritation or redness, or inflammation
- feeling of having something in the eye
- increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
- painful irritation of the clear front part of the eye
- Drainage from the eyes
- eye discomfort
- seeing flashes or sparks of light
- seeing floating spots before the eyes, or a veil or curtain appearing across part of vision
- sensitivity of the eyes to light
Minor Side Effects
Some riboflavin 5-phosphate ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:More common:
- Dry eyes
- Double vision
- redness, swelling, or itching of the eyelid
- seeing double
- watering of the eyes
It is possible that some side effects of Photrexa may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
More about Photrexa (riboflavin 5-phosphate ophthalmic)
- Other brands: Photrexa Viscous
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