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Phospholine Iodide

Generic name: echothiophate iodide ophthalmic [EK-oh-THYE-oh-fate-EYE-oh-dide-off-THAL-mik]

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

What is Phospholine iodide?

Phospholine iodide (for the eyes) lowers pressure in the eye. It is a medication that reduces pressure within the Phospholine iodide is utilized for treating chronic open-angle glaucoma as well as other forms of glaucoma. It is particularly effective following cataract surgeries. The medicine can also be used to treat specific conditions that affect the eye. Phospholine iodide can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Phospholine iodide

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms or warning signs of allergic reactions, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Phospholine iodide can cause serious adverse effects. Consult your doctor immediately in the event of:

  • Extreme, severe eye redness tiny patches of yellow or white across the surface of your eyes;
  • Vision problems, flashes, as well as "floaters" in your vision;
  • Rapid, slow, or irregular heartbeats.
  • Difficulty breathing, muscle weakness;
  • Increased salivation, intense sweating, diarrhea, or
  • Loss of bladder control.

Common adverse consequences of phosphate iodide could be:

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

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


It is not recommended to make use of phosphate iodide in the event that you have an eye problem known as uveitis or have glaucoma with an angle closure (such as glaucoma with narrow angles).

Prior to use this drug

You shouldn't take echothiophate iodide in case you are allergic to the substance or 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).

Speak to your doctor if you ever have:

  • Uveitis;
  • Issues related to the retina (the membrane inside your eye that aids in producing vision);
  • Low blood pressure or slow heartbeats
  • A heart attack;
  • Asthma or another breathing disorder;
  • Epilepsy or any other seizures;
  • "possible for parkinson's disease" or
  • Stomach ulcer, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Consult your doctor if you are exposed to insecticides or pesticide-toxic substances (carbamate or organophosphate varieties) during the course of using phosphate iodide. Inhaling the chemicals in your skin may cause negative effects from the medication. Wear a mask to protect yourself and your clothes if you work with chemicals in agriculture, gardening, or manufacturing.

It isn't known if this medication could cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant. Do not breastfeed when taking this medicine.

How to take Phosphate iodide?

The doctor will conduct an eye exam to make sure you don't have any conditions that could hinder you from using phosphate iodide. Follow the instructions on the prescription label and read the medication guide or instructions sheets. Follow the medication precisely as directed.

Phospholine iodide could cause a change in your pupils that could cause temporary vision issues. Utilize phosphate iodide before bed to help make these issues less annoying. If you take this medication twice a day, you should take the second dose before bedtime. Cleanse your hands prior to and after applying droplets to the eyes.

After placing a drop into your eye, shut your eyes, and then gently press your finger on the inside corner of your eye for 1 or 2 minutes. This will prevent the liquid from leaking out into the tear duct. Don't touch the tip of your eyedropper or put the dropper directly onto your eyes. Drops that are contaminated can cause eye infections, which could cause severe vision issues.

If you are undergoing surgery, tell your surgeon beforehand that you're taking phosphate iodide. Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Avoid refrigerating. Make sure the bottle is tightly sealed, even when it is not being used. Don't throw away any echothiophate iodide drops within 4 weeks.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you are able, but do not miss your missed dosage if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Do not take two doses at once.

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 medication unless your doctor directs you to. Phospholine iodide can cause blurred vision and could cause a decrease in your ability to react. Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you understand the effects of this medication on your vision.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can affect 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. Inform your health care providers about any medications you take, as well as any medicine you decide to start or stop taking.