Therapeutic actions: Pilocarpine controls production of fluids by the salivary and lacrimal glands and is used because of that property for a long time to treat glaucoma. By reduction of fluid the eye pressure drops thus stopping the symptoms of Glaucoma development.
What is it used for?: (Indications:) Pilocarpine ophthalmic is used to treat Glaucoma through relieving its symptoms.
Contraindications and cautions: If you plan to use Pilocarpine be sure to consult your health care provider on the following:
• allergic reaction to Pilocarpine • Mixing with other eye drop medications • If you ever had asthma, ulcers, seizures, heart disease of different genesis, thyroidism, hypertension, intestinal or urinary problems or Parkinson's disease be sure to mention it to your doctor • Pregnancy and breastfeeding • surgery including dental surgery
Side effects: There are possible side-effects associated with this medicine that can affect individuals in different ways. If a side effect is stated here, that does not necessarily mean the fact that all people using Pilocarpine will experience it or any other. Consult your doctor if any of the following apply to you: • headache • blurred or dim vision • tearing or swelling of the eye • itching or redness of the eye • redness of the eyelids • stinging, burning, or discomfort in the eye
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with Pilocarpine eye drops, please read the information provided with Pilocarpine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Interactions: It is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with Pilocarpine. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medication while taking this one, to ensure that the combination is safe. • Atropine • Acetazolamide • Epinephrine • Timolol