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Phospholine iodide

Generic Name: echothiophate iodide ophthalmic (EK oh THYE oh fate EYE oh dide off THAL mik)
Brand Name: Phospholine Iodide
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Drug Information:
Phospholine Iodide (for the eyes) reduces pressure in the eye. Phospholine Iodide is used to treat chronic open-angle glaucoma, and other types of glaucoma, especially after cataract surgery. This medicine is also used to treat certain eye-focusing disorders. Phospholine Iodide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use this medicine if you have an eye condition called uveitis, or if you have angle-closure glaucoma (such as narrow-angle glaucoma). You should not use echothiophate iodide if you are allergic to it, or if you have: Learn more

Phospholine iodide Side Effects

Phospholine Iodide Side Effects

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

Applies to echothiophate iodide ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution reconstituted

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
  • Fast or slow heartbeat.
  • A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Not able to control bladder.
  • More saliva.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Sweating a lot.
  • Shortness of breath.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Eye irritation.
  • Burning.
  • Stinging.
  • Tearing.
  • Eye redness.
  • Blurred eyesight.
  • Eyelid twitching.
  • Headache.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

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.

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Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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