Side Effects of Glaucoma Medicine

Adrenergic Agents, non-selective
Headache, anorexia, premature ventricular contractions; includes epinephrine, propine
Adrenergic Agents, selective
Nausea, dry mouth, cold extremities (hands and feet), chest tightness, muscular pain, fatigue, and drowsiness. Brand names: Alphagan, Iopidine
Hyperosmotics
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), cardiovascular system overload, headache, confusion, disorientation, subdural hematoma, pulmonary edema, congestive heart failure. Brand names: Osmoglyn, Mannitol
Prostaglandin analogues
Discolored skin around the eyeball, flu-like symptoms, muscular pain, and fever. Brand names: Xalatan, Travatan, Lumigan, Rescula

It is important to use the medicine as your doctor directs so that a proper eye pressure is maintained. Untreated glaucoma can lead to blindness. However, because many of these side effects can lead to serious health complications, call your doctor immediately if you begin to notice such symptoms.

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