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Note: This document contains side effect information about lidocaine ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Akten.
Applies to lidocaine ophthalmic: ophthalmic gel/jelly
Along with its needed effects, lidocaine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Akten) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking lidocaine ophthalmic:
Some side effects of lidocaine ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Applies to lidocaine ophthalmic: ophthalmic gel
Frequency not reported: Conjunctival hyperemia, corneal epithelial changes
Frequency not reported: Headache
Frequency not reported: Burning upon instillation