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Phospholine Iodide


Phospholine Iodide - Uses, Dosage and Side Effects

Phospholine Iodide is used to treat chronic open-angle glaucoma, a partial loss of vision or blindness resulting from a gradual increase in pressure of fluid in the eye.

Dosages of Phospholine Iodide

  • A dose of 0.03 percent should be used 2 times a day, in the morning and at bedtime.
  • If the eye drops are slowly withdrawn after a year or two of treatment, and the eye problem returns, your doctor may want you to consider surgery.

Uses of Phospholine Iodide

  • Phospholine Iodide is also used to treat secondary glaucoma (such as glaucoma following surgery to remove cataracts), for subacute or chronic angle-closure glaucoma after iridectomy (surgical removal of a portion of the iris) or when someone cannot have surgery or refuses it.

Side Effect of Phospholine Iodide

  • 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.
  • Burning, redness, stinging, or other eye irritation; eye pain; veil or curtain appearing across part of vision is another side effect.
  • More common side effects may include: Ache above the eyes, blurred vision, burning, clouded eye lens, cyst formation, decreased pupil size, decreased visual sharpness, excess tears, eye pain, heart irregularities, increased eye pressure, inflamed iris, lid muscle twitching, nearsightedness, red eyes, stinging

Warning and precautions before taking of Phospholine Iodide

  • Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have asthma, ulcers, epilepsy, heart disease, Parkinson's disease, or other medical problems.
  • This medicine may make it harder for you to see at night. Be careful when driving at night.
  • You should not use this medicine more often or in a higher dose than ordered by your doctor.

Drug Interaction

  • This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of glaucoma and other eye condition.
  • It is also used to test for certain eye conditions.
  • It works by causing the pupil to shrink, decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye, and affecting certain eye muscles.
  • Echothiophate iodide for ophthalmic solution potentiates other cholinesterase inhibitors such as succinylcholine or organophosphate and carbamate insecticides.
Overdose of Phospholine Iodide

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop using echothiophate iodide ophthalmic and seek emergency medical attention:

  • an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; or hives);
  • abdominal cramps or diarrhea;
  • watering mouth;
  • muscle weakness;
  • difficulty breathing; or
  • an irregular heart beat.

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