Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Miochol-E (acetylcholine chloride intraocular solution) is a parasympathomimetic preparation used to obtain contraction of the iris of the eye in seconds after delivery of the lens in cataract surgery, in penetrating keratoplasty, iridectomy, and other anterior segment surgery where rapid contraction may be required. Common side effects of Miochol-E include corneal swelling, clouding, and decompensation; slow heart rate, low blood pressure, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling), breathing difficulties, and sweating.
Miochol-E is instilled into the anterior chamber of the eye (the space in the eye that is behind the cornea and in front of the iris) before or after securing one or more sutures. Miochol-E may interact with topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Miochol-E. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Miochol-E (acetylcholine chloride 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.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Miochol-E (Acetylcholine Chloride Intraocular Solution)