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Mitosol Side Effects

Some of the commonly reported side effects of Mitosol include infections, low eye pressure, and inflammation of the iris. In most cases, reactions are minor and easy to treat. However, contact your healthcare provider if you have more serious problems, such as bright flashes of light, eyelid sensitivity, or eyelid swelling.


An Introduction to Mitosol Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Mitosol® (mitomycin ophthalmic) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Mitosol. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Mitosol

For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for some medicines, including Mitosol, includes only vague information on potential side effects, with no detail on how frequently they occur. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common reactions to such medications may be.
Some of the common Mitosol side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Bleb-related problems (a bleb is a small, fluid-filled bubble that forms over the eye following glaucoma surgery), such as:
    • Ulcer
    • Leaking
    • Infection
    • Thinning of the bleb wall, which increases the risk for leaking 
  • Damage or injury to the cornea (the transparent tissue over the front of the eye)
  • Swelling inside the eyeball
  • Low eye pressure (intraocular pressure)
  • Inflammation of the iris (the colored part of the eye) or sclera (the white outer wall of the eye)
  • New or worsening cataracts
  • Retinal tears or detachment, which occurs when the retina (layer of tissue in the back of the eye) separates from its supporting layers
  • Opening of the surgical wound
  • Abnormal bleeding in the eye
  • Decreased vision or loss of vision.

Mitosol Medication Information

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