Carpine 0.5% Injection

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Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Carpine 0.5% Injection

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Primarily used for

Dry mouth after radiotherapy of head and neck cancer
15
1 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Carpine Injection

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Uses of Carpine Injection

Carpine 0.5% Injection is used in the treatment of dry mouth after radiotherapy of head and neck cancer.
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Side effects of Carpine Injection

Common

Headache, Sweating, Frequent urge to urinate, Flu-like symptoms.

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How to use Carpine Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Carpine Injection works

Carpine 0.5% injection works by increasing the secretion of saliva in the mouth.

In Depth Information on Carpine Injection

Expert advice for Carpine Injection

  • Inform your doctor if you have eye inflammation, suffer from asthma, liver, kidney or heart diseases, Parkinson’s disease, stomach ulcer, have problems in passing urine, high blood pressure, narrow angle glaucoma (increased eyeball pressure due to obstruction to the outflow of fluid).
  • Drink sufficient water to reduce dehydration due to excessive sweating caused by pilocarpine.
  • The back layer of your eye (fundus) may be examined before starting pilocarpine therapy.
  • You may be regularly monitored for visual fields and intra-ocular pressure on long term therapy with pilocarpine for glaucoma.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as pilocarpine causes dizziness and blurring of vision especially in the night.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Carpine 0.5% Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Carpine 0.5% Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Carpine 0.5% Injection is safe to use during lactation. Hum
an studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Carpine 0.5% Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or af
fect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Carpine 0.5% Injection should be used with caution in patien
ts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Carpine 0.5% Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Carpine 0.5% Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Carpine 0.5% Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Carpine 0.5% Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Pilocarpine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Carpine 0.5% Injection

Frequently asked questions for Pilocarpine

Carpine can decrease the heart rate. However, it does not increase the heart rate
Carpine increases blood pressure. However, no clinically relevant effect on weight has been reported with the use of Carpine
Yes, Carpine helps dry eyes by increasing the production of tears
Carpine acts by increasing the activity of chemical acetylcholine, thereby, increasing the secretion from various glands including salivary glands and tear glands. Due to its cholinergic effect, it also constricts the pupil of the eye and improves the outflow of aqueous humor (fluid in within the eye) contributing to reduction in eyeball pressure
Yes, Carpine causes blurred vision. But it does not cause hair loss
Carpine decreases heart rate by increasing the effect of a chemical called as acetylcholine
Carpine lowers intraocular pressure by constricting the ciliary muscle of the eyes, therefore increasing the outflow of fluid (aqueous humor) from posterior part of the eye.
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