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Miostat Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Miostat (carbachol intraocular solution) is used to treat glaucoma by lowering the pressure inside the eye. It reduces the pressure in the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye. Common side effects include burning, stinging, or tearing eyes, decreased vision in poor light, headache, watering mouth, sweating, increased urination, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or dizziness.

Miostat is usually used during surgery and a physician will determine the dose. Miostat may interact with other eye medications, especially nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Do not use other eye medications during treatment with Miostat ophthalmic unless your doctor tells you to do so. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Miostat should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Miostat (carbachol intraocular solution) 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?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Miostat in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any decrease in vision or an increase in "floaters" in your visual field. Rarely, carbachol ophthalmic may cause retinal detachment. Retinal detachment can lead to blind spots, floaters in your visual field, and even blindness. Your doctor will want to check your retina before you use this medicine to determine if you have an increased risk of retinal detachment.

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

  • burning, stinging, or tearing eyes;
  • decreased vision in poor light;
  • headache;
  • watering mouth;
  • sweating;
  • increased urination;
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; or
  • dizziness.

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 Miostat (Carbachol Intraocular Solution) »

What is Prescribing information?

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

Miostat FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


Ocular:Corneal clouding, persistent bullous keratopathy, retinal detachment and postoperative iritis following cataract extraction have been reported.

Systemic: Side effects such as flushing, sweating, epigastric distress, abdominal cramps, tightness in urinary bladder, and headache have been reported with topical or systemic application of carbachol.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Miostat (Carbachol Intraocular Solution) »


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


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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