Ak-Pentolate Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Report any serious side effects right away. Stop using this medicine if your eyes become inflamed, painful or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional right away.
If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using this medicine. Contact lenses may be put back in 15 minutes after using this medicine.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Be careful not to touch the tip of the dispensing container onto the eye, or any other surface. Serious eye infections can result from contamination of eye solution.
If this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light, wear dark glasses
In infants feeding intolerance may occur. Infant feedings should be held for 4 hours after administration of this medicine. Observe infants closely for at least 30 minutes following the use of this medicine.
Common and Rare Side Effects
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 as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body
Clumsiness or unsteadiness
fast or irregular heartbeat
flushing or redness of face
hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
passing urine less often
swollen stomach (in infants)
thirst or dryness of mouth
unusual behavior, such as disorientation to time or place, failure to recognize people, hyperactivity, or restlessness, especially in children
unusual drowsiness, 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:
burning of eye
eye irritation not present before therapy
increased sensitivity of eyes to light
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.