Pilocarpine Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
You may get blurry vision or have trouble telling how far something is from you. This may be a problem at night or when the lights are low. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs clear vision until you know how this medicine affects you.
If you sweat a lot, drink enough to replace fluids. Do not get dehydrated.
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 overdose
diarrhea (continuing or severe)
fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat (continuing or severe)
headache (continuing or severe)
nausea or vomiting (continuing or severe)
shortness of breath or troubled breathing
stomach cramps or pain
tiredness or weakness (continuing or severe)
trembling or shaking (continuing or severe)
trouble seeing (continuing or severe)
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:
feeling of warmth or heat
flushing or redness of skin especially on face and neck
increased need to urinate
muscle aches and pains
passing urine more often
unusual tiredness or weakness
Less common or rare
holding more body water
swelling of face, fingers, ankles, or feet
trembling or shaking
unusual weak feeling
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.