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Drug information on Pilocar (1%w/v) (Pilocarpine) from FDC Limited (Select)

Pilocar (1%w/v)

  Eye drops
FDC Limited (Select)
Generic : Pilocarpine
 25.50
1%w/v
5ml
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Medical Condition(s) for which Pilocar (1%w/v) may be prescribed


Side effects of Pilocar (1%w/v)

  Most Common: Sweating, nausea, runny nose, diarrhea, chills, flushing, frequent urination, dizziness, weakness.

  Miscellaneous: Headache, indigestion, vomiting, heartburn, increased tears, stomach pain, swelling of arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, changes in vision, fast or slow heart beat.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: Eye Drops- Instill 1 or 2 drops per eye, 3 to 4 times per day.
Dry mouth- 5 mg 4 times/day. Max: 30 mg/day.

How to use Pilocar (1%w/v)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It is also comes as eye drops, to instill over the eyes and as an injectable solution.

When is Pilocar (1%w/v) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated to patients with uncontrolled asthma, and allergic to pilocarpine.

Warnings and Precautions for Pilocar (1%w/v)

It may lead to dehydration to your body, to avoid this problem drink plenty of water while taking this medication.

• It may cause change in vision in night, so be careful while driving a car or other dangerous performance.

•Caution should be exercised in patients with history of inflammation of bronchus or a group of lung diseases, heart disease, kidney stones; gallstones, mental illness, any condition that affects your ability to think, or gallbladder, heart, or liver disease, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Other Precautions for Pilocar (1%w/v)

Prolonged use may lead to lens opacities.

Storage Conditions for Pilocar (1%w/v)

Store at 25°C. Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from excess heat and moisture.



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