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Isopto Hyoscine

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(Generic versions may still be available.)

Isopto Hyoscine Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 2/23/2016

Isopto Hyoscine (scopolamine hydrobromide) is an anticholinergic drug used to dilate (widen) your pupil when you have an inflammatory condition or in diagnostic or post-surgery situations in which this effect may be helpful. The brand name Isopto Hyoscine medication is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects of Isopto Hyoscine (scopolamine hydrobromide) include temporary burning/stinging /redness of the eye, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, drowsiness, dry mouth, inflammation, or swelling of the eyelids.

For refraction, administer one or two drops of Isopto Hyoscine topically in the eye(s) one hour before refracting. For uveitis, administer one or two drops topically in the eye(s) up to four times daily. Isopto Hyoscine may interact with other eye medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Isopto Hyoscine should be used only if prescribed. This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Isopto Hyoscine (scopolamine hydrobromide) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

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Isopto Hyoscine in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop using scopolamine ophthalmic and seek emergency medical attention:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • an irregular or fast heart rate;
  • hallucinations or unusual behavior (especially in children); or
  • a swollen or distended stomach (in infants).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use scopolamine ophthalmic and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • blurred vision,
  • sensitivity to sunlight,
  • stinging and burning, or
  • swelling of the eyelids.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Isopto Hyoscine (Scopolamine)

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Isopto Hyoscine Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Temporary burning/stinging/redness of the eye may occur. Blurred vision, sensitivity to light, drowsiness, or dry mouth may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, hallucinations, memory problems), nausea/vomiting, difficulty urinating, muscle spasms.

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: eye pain/swelling, vision changes (such as seeing rainbows around lights at night).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Isopto Hyoscine (Scopolamine)

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Isopto Hyoscine FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


Prolonged use may produce local irritation, characterized by follicular conjunctivitis, vascular congestion, edema, exudate, and an eczematoid dermatitis. Somnolence, dryness of the mouth, or visual hallucinations may occur.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Isopto Hyoscine (Scopolamine)

Isopto Hyoscine - User Reviews

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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