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Rhopressa Side Effects

Generic name: netarsudil ophthalmic

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 25, 2021.

Note: This document contains side effect information about netarsudil ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Rhopressa.

For the Consumer

Applies to netarsudil ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, netarsudil ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Rhopressa) 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

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

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

General

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

Ocular

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]

Frequently asked questions

References

1. "Product Information. Rhopressa (netarsudil ophthalmic)." Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, CA.

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.