Pilocar Eye Drops (Pilocarpine Nitrate)
What is Pilocar Eye Drops (Pilocarpine Nitrate) used for?
Pilocar Eye Drops (Pilocarpine Nitrate) are an ophthalmic medication prescribed to treat patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension. It operates by decreasing pressure within the eye to prevent pain, loss of vision, and potential damage to the optic nerve that may be caused by these conditions. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Pilocar Eye Drops (Pilocarpine Nitrate)?
Always use Pilocar Eye Drops (Pilocarpine Nitrate) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the best results from treatment. The normal dosage is one or two daily administrations, but your individual instructions will depend on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by gently shaking the bottle to mix its contents, tilting your head back slightly, pulling down the lower lid of the eye being treated, and dispensing one drop into the eye. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep it closed for thirty seconds allowing it to be absorbed. Always observe the medicine before each use to make sure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may indicate contamination. Never allow the tip of the bottle to contact any foreign surfaces, including the eye itself, as this may cause potential contamination. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Pilocar Eye Drops (Pilocarpine Nitrate)?
Side effects that have been reported by users of Pilocar Eye Drops (Pilocarpine Nitrate) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe eye pain, intense irritation surrounding the eye, loss of vision, crusting or drainage of the eye, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. Inform your doctor about any unusual symptoms you experience as soon as possible to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further complications from occurring.
Pilocar Eye Drops (Pilocarpine Nitrate) should not be used to treat patients who wear soft contact lenses, pupil construction is not desired, or who are pregnant or breastfeeding. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have asthma, Parkinson`s disease, peptic ulcer, hypertension, heart disease, an enlarged prostate, peptic ulcer, hyperthyroidism, injuries to the cornea, hypotension, hypertension, or who have spasms affecting the digestive tract. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen. Always remove your contact lenses prior to each administration.
Strictly use Pilocar Eye Drops (Pilocarpine Nitrate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Pilocar Eye Drops (Pilocarpine Nitrate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.