What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get swollen, painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should continue to use this medicine if you injure your eyes, get an eye infection, or need eye surgery.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly.
If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before using this medicine. You should wait about 15 minutes after putting the drops in your eyes before putting your lenses back in.
Wear dark glasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light.
Interactions with Medications
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:
Pain in the eye
Blistering, peeling, or loosening of skin
blue lips, fingernails, or skin
change in color vision
chest pain or discomfort
crusting of eyelashes
decreased urine output
different size pupils of the eyes
difficulty in breathing, chewing, swallowing, or talking
difficulty seeing at night
dilated neck veins
drainage from eyes
fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
feeling of having something in the eye
increased sensitivity of eyes to sunlight
irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
irritation or inflammation of eye
itching, dryness of eyes
joint or muscle pain
lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
red skin lesions, often with a purple center
red, irritated eyes
shortness of breath
sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth or on lips
swelling of eyelids
swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
thickened mucous from lungs
tightness in chest
unusual tiredness or weakness
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:
Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
change in sense of smell
change in taste
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
feeling sad or empty
lack of appetite
loss of interest or pleasure
redness, swelling, or soreness of tongue
sensation of spinning
unable to sleep
unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
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.