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What are the side effects of echothiophate ophthalmic solution?

Echothiophate ophthalmic solution can cause retinal detachment; symptoms include blind spots and floating spots in your vision field. This is a serious side effect and requires immediate medical attention.

See your doctor if these more common side effects start to bother you: eyelid twitching, headaches, decreased nighttime vision, redness, watering, stinging or burning sensations in your eye.

If you have trouble breathing; swelling in the face, lips, tongue or neck; an itchy rash; or hives, you may be allergic to the medication and need emergency care. Call 911.

Since echothiophate is applied to the eyes from which little is expected to be absorbed into the bloodstream, few side effects not related to the eye are expected. However, serious side effects requiring immediate care and stopping the medicine include: irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, urinary difficulties, weakness, watery mouth or unusual sweating, abdominal cramping and diarrhea.

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