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Echothiophate Iodide Ophthalmic

Generic name: echothiophate iodide ophthalmic [EK-toh-THYE-oh-fate-EYE-oh-dude-off-THE-mick]

Brand name: Phospholine Iodide
Form of dosage: ophthalmic powder for reconstitution (0.125 percent)
The class of drug: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

What is Echothiophate Iodide Ophthalmic?

Echothiophate Iodide Ophthalmic (for eye conditions) reduces pressure inside the eye. Echothiophate iodide can be used for treating chronic open-angle glaucoma as well as other forms of glaucoma. It is particularly effective following cataract surgeries. It is also used to treat specific eye-focused disorders.Echothiophate Iodide Ophthalmic can be used for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Echothiophate Iodide Ophthalmic

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Echothiophate iodide eye drops can cause serious adverse side effects.Contact your physician immediately when experiencing:

  • Extremely severe eye redness eye redness, tiny white or yellow spots on the outside of your eye.
  • Vision issues, flashes, and "floaters" in your vision;
  • Either slow, fast, or irregular heartbeats.
  • Difficulty breathing, muscle weakness;
  • Increased salivation, intense sweating, diarrhea,
  • Loss of bladder control.

Common adverse effects of echothiophate iodide eye drops could be:

  • Blurred vision
  • Burning or stinging after using drops for the eyes;
  • Watery eyes, twitching lids;
  • Eye pain
  • Eyes that are puffy or red.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects.Report any side effects directly to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


It is not recommended to use echothiophate iodide ophthalmics if you suffer from an eye disease known as uveitis or suffer from angle-closure glaucoma (such as the narrow-angle type of glaucoma).

Prior to use this drug

Do not make use of echothiophate iodide if you suffer from an allergic reaction to the product or if you suffer from:

  • Uveitis is a condition of the eyes that can be referred to as an eye condition called uveitis.
  • Angle-closure the angle of glaucoma (such as narrow-angle).

Contact your doctor immediately if you have ever suffered from:

  • Uveitis;
  • Issues related to your retina (the membrane layer within your eye that aids in producing vision);
  • Lower blood pressure or heart beats that are slow;
    a heart attack;
  • Asthma or any other breathing disorders;
  • Epilepsy or any other seizure disorder
  • Parkinson's disease,
  • Stomach ulcer, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Inform your doctor about any exposure to pesticide or insecticide toxic substances (carbamate or organophosphate varieties) while using echothiophate iodide, an ophthalmic. Inhaling or inhaling the substances through your skin may cause a number of adverse reactions to the drug. Wear a mask that is protective and wear protective clothing when working with chemicals in farming, gardening, or manufacturing.It is unclear if this medication could affect a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to be pregnant.It is not recommended to breastfeed during the course of this medication.

How to take Echothiophate Iodide Ophthalmic?

The doctor will conduct an eye exam to make sure that you don't have issues that make it unsafe to use echothiophate iodide, an ophthalmic.Follow all instructions on the label of your prescription and read the medication guide or instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medicine exactly as prescribed.Echothiophate iodide eye drops can alter the pupils of your eyes, which can cause temporary vision issues. Opt for echothiophate iodide before bed to help make these issues less irritating. If you take this medication every day for a period of time, you should take your second dose prior to bedtime.

Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying eye drops.After putting a drop of the liquid in your eye, you can close your eyes and gently push your finger towards the inner corner of your eye for 1 or 2 minutes. This will stop the liquid from leaking into the tear duct.Don't touch the tip of your eyedropper or put the dropper directly onto your eyes. A dropper that is contaminated could affect your eyes and cause severe vision issues.If you are in need of surgery, inform the surgeon in advance that you're using ophthalmic echothiophate.Keep it at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Don't refrigerate. Make sure the bottle is tightly sealed when not in use.Get rid of any remaining echothiophate iodide drops after four weeks.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Intraocular Hypertension:

Inject 1 drop of your affected eye(s) every day in the morning and before bedtime.
If the tension does not remain at a level that is acceptable for the normal schedule, a change to therapy is suggested.
The dose that is once per day or the two-time daily doses should be administered just prior to nightfall to prevent any inconvenience caused by the miosis.
Dosing twice a day is preferred over every day to ensure as smooth an incline of diurnal tension as is possible.
Use: Reduction of high IOP (IOP)

Usual Pediatric Dose for Strabismus:

Diagnosis of accommodative esotropia A drop of the remedy can be injected every day, at night, in both eyes for about two to three weeks.
A favorable response is usually received within a couple of hours.
Maintaining the esotropia of your accommodation Instill 1 drop of the medication into each eye once per day or every other day based on results that are satisfactory.
The maximum dosage usually recommended is a single drop per day, though more intense treatment has been tried for brief periods.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Utilize the medicine as soon as you are able, but do not miss your missed dosage if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not take any other eye medications unless your physician advises you to.echothiophate iodide ophthalmic can cause blurred vision and a decrease in your reaction. Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of what the effect of this medication will be on your vision.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications may impact echothiophate iodide. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal remedies.Medicines that are used for anesthesia in surgery can have an effect on echothiophate iodide.Be sure to inform your health care providers about any medications you take, as well as any medicine you decide to start or stop taking.