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Pilocarpin 2% Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Pilocarpin 2% Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicine called miotics. It is used in the treatment of glaucoma and other eye conditions. It lowers the high pressure inside the eye and helps prevent vision loss and nerve damage.

Pilocarpin 2% Eye Drop is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using the medicine. Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, as it may contaminate the eye drop.

The common side effects include eye pain, irritation, or blur the vision. These are usually temporary and only last for a short time. However, if these symptoms persist or worsen, check with your doctor. It is not advised to drive after using this medicine.

Side effects of Pilocarpin Eye Drop

Common
  • Accomodation disorder
  • Eye irritation
  • Eye pain
  • Visual impairment

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Eye irritation
    Try placing a warm or cold pack over your closed eyes. Putting a chilled black tea bag over your eyes may also help. Remove eye and face make-up before going to bed and wash your face and eyes regularly. Rinse your eyelids gently and pat dry with a clean, dry towel. Do not rub your eyes. Raise your head at night to reduce fluid retention. If your condition does not improve, talk to your doctor. There may be medicines available depending on the cause of the inflammation.
  • Coping with Eye pain
    Make sure you are using the correct amount of this medicine. Do not use too much and do not use it too often. If the symptoms are bad, there may be an alternative medicine, so talk to your doctor. Do not use other eye drops to ease the discomfort without talking to your doctor. To relieve discomfort, try placing a cold compress over your closed eyes few times a day. Try not to touch or rub your eyes. Wear sunglasses when you are outside. Drink enough water to stay hydrated. Do not keep looking at your phone, computer or television screen for long hours.

How to use Pilocarpin Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Pilocarpin Eye Drop works

Pilocarpin 2% Eye Drop is a cholinergic agonist. It works by allowing excess aqueous humour (fluid in the eye) to drain from the eye, thereby lowering the increased eye pressure. It also helps reverse the effect of medicines that increase the size of the pupil.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pilocarpin 2% Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pilocarpin 2% Eye Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Pilocarpin 2% Eye Drop may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Pilocarpin 2% Eye Drop can cause difficulty in adapting to the dark and blurred vision which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Pilocarpin Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Pilocarpin 2% Eye Drop, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Pilocarpin 2% Eye Drop
₹6.75/ml of Eye Drop
Pilopress Eye Drop
Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹6.4/ml of Eye Drop
save 5%
Pilagan Eye Drop
Allergan India Pvt Ltd
₹6.53/ml of Eye Drop
save 3%
₹10/ml of Eye Drop
48% costlier
Carpinol Eye Drop
Sunways India Pvt Ltd
₹10.32/ml of Eye Drop
53% costlier
Carpine Eye Drop
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹12/ml of Eye Drop
78% costlier

Patient Concerns

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Swelling on right eye since morning.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Eye drop zymer 2 drop both eye three time ( every 8 hour ) for 2-3 days
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Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Use eyedrop refresh tears liquigel three times a day
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FAQs

Q. Does Pilocarpin increase or decrease heart rate?

Pilocarpin can decrease the heart rate. However, it does not increase the heart rate

Q. Does Pilocarpin cause weight gain/increase blood pressure?

Pilocarpin increases blood pressure. However, no clinically relevant effect on weight has been reported with the use of Pilocarpin

Q. Does Pilocarpin help dry eyes?

Yes, Pilocarpin helps dry eyes by increasing the production of tears

Q. Does Pilocarpin work?

Pilocarpin 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

Q. Does Pilocarpin cause blurred vision/hair loss?

Yes, Pilocarpin causes blurred vision. But it does not cause hair loss

Q. How does Pilocarpin affect heart rate?

Pilocarpin decreases heart rate by increasing the effect of a chemical called as acetylcholine

Q. How does Pilocarpin lower intraocular pressure?

Pilocarpin 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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FDC LIMITED, B-8, MIDC Area, Waluj - 431 136, Dist. Aurangabad, Maharashtra
MRP
33.75
5 ml in 1 packet
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