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Carbachol

Miostat

CARBACHOL (kahr buh kawl) is used to decrease eye pressure during certain kinds of eye surgery. Compare cholinergic agonists.
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Carbachol Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

This medicine can make your vision blurry. You may find it is difficult to see, especially at night. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires clear vision until you know how this medicine affects you.

If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor or health care professional when you can use your lenses again.

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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:

Rare

Veil or curtain appearing across part of vision

Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body

Diarrhea, stomach cramps or pain, or vomiting

fainting

flushing or redness of face

frequent urge to urinate

increased sweating

irregular heartbeat

shortness of breath, wheezing, or tightness in chest

unusual tiredness or weakness

watering of mouth

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:

More common

Blurred vision or change in near or distance vision

eye pain

stinging or burning of the eye

Less common

Headache

irritation or redness of eyes

twitching of eyelids

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.

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