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What are the side effects of pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic gel?

Common side effects of pilocarpine hydrochloric ophthalmic gel (Pilocar Pilopine-HS, and Pilostat) include mild eye discomfort or pain, difficulty seeing in the dark, and blurry vision. Tell your doctor if these side effects persist or become severe.

More serious side effects include:

  • allergic reaction (skin rash, itchiness, hives, difficulty breathing or swallowing, tightening of the chest, or swelling of the face, lips or tongue)
  • severe burning, stinging, swelling, or inflammation of the eye
  • changes in vision
  • increased eye watering
  • crusts or drainage around the eye

If you experience these symptoms seek immediate medical attention.

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