Cyclopentolate and Phenylephrine Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Do not use this medicine for longer than directed by your doctor or health care professional.
Report any serious side effects right away. If your vision is still blurred after a day, or if your eyes become inflamed, painful or have a discharge, see your doctor or health care professional right away.
If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using this medicine.
This medicine will cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until after your eyes are no longer dilated.
This medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light while your eyes are dilated. Sunglasses may be helpful. Avoid bright lights until after your eyes are no longer dilated.
If giving this medicine to a child or infant, wash both your hands and the child's hands after using it. Infant feedings should be held for 4 hours after administration of this medicine. Observe children and infants closely for at least 30 minutes after giving 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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body
Clumsiness or unsteadiness
confusion or unusual behavior
dryness of skin
fast or irregular heartbeat
flushing or redness of face
seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
swollen stomach in infants
thirst or unusual dryness of mouth
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:
brief burning or stinging of the eyes
eye irritation not present before use of this medicine
increased sensitivity of eyes to light
swelling of the 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.