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Acetylcholine (Into the eye)

Acetylcholine (a-seet-il-KOE-leen)

Used during eye surgery to make the eye muscles contract and constrict the pupil.

Brand Name(s):

Miochol-E

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to acetylcholine or mannitol.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

  • A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine. This medicine will be given through a small tube inserted in your eye during your eye surgery.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Vision problems, eye clouding or swelling

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Difficulty breathing, lightheadedness, dizziness
  • Flushing, sweating
  • Slow heartbeat

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 8/4/2014


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