Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
- eye redness (enlarged blood vessels in the eye)
- corneal changes
- headache, and
- burning when you apply the drops
The recommended dose of Akten is 2 drops applied to the ocular surface in the area of the planned procedure. Akten may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Akten. This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Akten (lidocaine hydrochloride) Ophthalmic Gel 3.5% 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.
Most common adverse reactions are conjunctival hyperemia, corneal epithelial changes, headache, and burning upon instillation.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Akten (Lidocaine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Gel)