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Phospholine Iodide

Phospholine Iodide Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Phospholine Iodide

Generic Name: echothiophate iodide ophthalmic (Pronunciation: eck oh THYE oh fate EYE oh dide)

What is echothiophate iodide ophthalmic (Phospholine Iodide)?

Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic reduces pressure in the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye. Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic also causes the pupil to become smaller and reduces its response to light or dark conditions.

Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma by lowering the pressure inside the eye. Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic is also used to treat certain eye disorders involving eye accommodation (focusing).

Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of echothiophate iodide ophthalmic (Phospholine Iodide)?

Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any decrease in vision or an increase in "floaters" in your visual field. Rarely, echothiophate iodide 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.

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

  • an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; or hives);
  • abdominal cramps or diarrhea;
  • watering mouth;
  • excessive sweating;
  • urinary incontinence;
  • muscle weakness;
  • difficulty breathing; or
  • an irregular heart beat.

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

  • burning, stinging, red, or tearing eyes;
  • eyelid muscle twitches;
  • headache or brow ache; or
  • decreased vision in poor light.

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 Phospholine Iodide (echothiophate iodide for ophthalmic solution) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about echothiophate iodide ophthalmic (Phospholine Iodide)?

Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any decrease in vision or an increase in "floaters" in your visual field. Rarely, echothiophate iodide 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.

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.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of the eye (near the nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down the tear duct.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic may cause decreased vision at night. If you experience decreased vision, avoid these activities.

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