Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:Rare
- Burning, redness, stinging, or other eye irritation
- Eye pain
- Veil or curtain appearing across part of vision
- Increased sweating
- Loss of bladder control
- Muscle weakness
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach cramps or pain
- Shortness of breath, tightness in chest, or wheezing
- Slow or irregular heartbeat
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Watering of mouth
The most common of these symptoms, especially in children, are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps or pain. Your doctor may tell you to stop taking the medicine if any of these side effects occur.
Too much medicine being absorbed is rare with the eye ointment form of this medicine.
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Blurred vision or change in near or distance vision
- Difficulty in seeing at night or in dim light
- Headache or browache
- Twitching of eyelids
- Watering of eyes
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.