Pilocarpine Ophthalmic - Drug Information

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General Information on Pilocarpine Ophthalmic

Generic Name : Pilocarpine Ophthalmic

Pronunciation : pye loe kar peen

Latest prescription information about Pilocarpine Ophthalmic. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiglaucoma Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pilocarpine Ophthalmic

India- Pilorin Dps, Andre Carpine Dps, Pilomin Dps, Carpine Dps, Pilodrops Dps, Carpinol Dps, Pilocar Dps, Locarp Dps, Carpo Miotic Dps, Pilagan Dps, Carpinol Sol.
International- Pilocar, Pilopine-HS, Pilostat, Isopto Carpine, Adsorbocarpine, Pilagan with C Cap, Ocu-Carpine, Ocusert, Piloptic-1/2, Piloptic-1, Akarpine, Piloptic-2, Piloptic-3, Piloptic-4, Piloptic-6.

Why is Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a cholinergic agonist, prescribed for glaucoma.  It reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye.

When should Pilocarpine Ophthalmic not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with angle-closure glaucoma and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Pilocarpine Ophthalmic?

Ophthalmic: As 0.5-4% solution Instill 1 or 2 drops 4 times/day.

How should Pilocarpine Ophthalmic be taken?

It comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pilocarpine Ophthalmic?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, intestinal disease, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, overactive thyroid gland, seizures, Parkinson's disease, urinary obstruction, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Pilocarpine Ophthalmic?

Blurred vision, stinging, burning, redness, itching, watering or swelling of the eye, redness of the eyelids and headache.

What are the other precautions for Pilocarpine Ophthalmic?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Pilocarpine Ophthalmic?

Store it at room temperature.

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