physostigmine-ophthalmic solution (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, brow ache, or temporary burning or tingling may occur initially. These effects should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication. Vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after applying eye drops. Use caution if driving or performing duties requiring clear vision. This medication may cause vision problems in poor light. Use caution especially when driving at night. Contact your doctor if blurred vision persists more than several hours in the morning after bedtime use. Inform your doctor if you develop: changes in vision, eye pain, difficulty breathing, increased sweating, increased salivation, increased urination, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, an irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have: other eye problems, asthma, intestinal disease, ulcers, low or high blood pressure, heart disease, an overactive thyroid gland, seizures, Parkinson's disease, an obstruction of the urinary tract. Before having surgery with a general anesthetic, tell the doctor or dentist that you use this medication. Do not allow anyone else to use this medication. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. it is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: This drug can affect the way your body responds to other drugs. Tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription drugs you are taking. Do not use any drugs, including nonprescription medications, without consulting your doctor. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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