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Phospholine Iodide

Phospholine Iodide Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using echothiophate iodide ophthalmic (Phospholine Iodide)?

Rarely, echothiophate iodide ophthalmic may cause retinal detachment. Tell your doctor if you have any type of retinal disease, if you have had a retinal tear, if you are nearsighted, or if you have had cataract surgery. These conditions may increase the risk of retinal detachment with echothiophate iodide ophthalmic use.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have

  • heart failure,
  • high or low blood pressure,
  • ever had a heart attack,
  • asthma,
  • a stomach ulcer or stomach spasms,
  • epilepsy,
  • hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid),
  • blockage of the urinary tract or difficulty urinating, or
  • Parkinson's disease.

You may not be able to use echothiophate iodide ophthalmic, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether echothiophate iodide ophthalmic will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether echothiophate iodide passes into breast milk. Do not use echothiophate iodide ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use echothiophate iodide ophthalmic (Phospholine Iodide)?

Use echothiophate iodide ophthalmic eye drops exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after using the eye drops.

If you wear contact lenses, remove them before applying echothiophate iodide ophthalmic. Ask your doctor if contact lenses can be reinserted after application of the medication.

To apply the eye drops:

  • Tilt the head back slightly and pull down on the lower eyelid. Position the dropper above the eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close the eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of the eye (near the nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down the tear duct. If you are using more than 1 drop in the same eye, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops. Repeat the process in the other eye if needed.

Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including the eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.

Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it.

Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic eye drops can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. If the eye drops are stored at room temperature, they must be used within 30 days and then discarded. Keep the bottle properly capped.

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