As with any medicine, side effects are possible with PreserVision. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. 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 can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Possible side effects of PreserVision include, but are not limited to:
- Kidney stones
- Muscle weakness
- Low thyroid function (hypothyroidism)
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Yellow skin
- Low HDL cholesterol ("good" cholesterol)
- Upset stomach.
(Click PreserVision Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
PreserVision can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see PreserVision Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking PreserVision if you have:
- Gallbladder disease, including gallstones
- Kidney stones
- A bleeding disorder
- Wilson's disease
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Smoke tobacco products.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click PreserVision Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)