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Phospholine Iodide Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Phospholine Iodide is used to treat chronic open-angle glaucoma, a partial loss of vision or blindness resulting from a gradual increase in pressure of fluid in the eye. It is also used to treat secondary glaucoma, for subacute or chronic angle-closure glaucoma after iridectomy.

Phospholine Iodide Dosage

  • For Glaucoma, the usual starting dose of 0.03 percent should be used 2 times a day, in the morning and at bedtime.
  • For children, you should place 1 drop of 0.125 percent solution in both eyes at bedtime for 2 or 3 weeks to diagnose the condition.

Uses of Phospholine Iodide

  • Phospholine Iodide is used to treat chronic open-angle glaucoma.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Phospholine Iodide

Before taken Phospholine Iodide medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Phospholine Iodide. Side effects may include:

  • Ache above the eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Clouded eye lens
  • Decreased pupil size
  • Excess tears
  • Heart irregularities
  • Increased eye pressure
  • Lid muscle twitching
  • Nearsightedness

Warnings and precautions before taking Phospholine Iodide:

  • Drugs such as Phospholine Iodide should be used cautiously if you have Bronchial asthma, Epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Recent heart attack, Stomach or intestinal problems.
  • You should stop taking the drug and notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following such as breathing difficulties, inability to hold urine, or salivation.
  • If you notice any problems with your heart, then you should notify your doctor immediately.
  • Phospholine Iodide may cause vision problems. or after taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Phospholine Iodide with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Phospholine Iodide with drugs such as Enlon, Mestinon, or Tensilon, used to treat myasthenia gravis, a condition of muscle weakness that usually affects muscles in the eyes, face, limbs, and throat.


After taken Phenobarbital if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Phenobarbital overdose is unknown.

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