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Acetylcholine Eye Drops Ointment

INFORMATION

Uses

Acetylcholine Eye Drops Ointment is used in the treatment of glaucoma (high eye pressure).

How it works

Acetylcholine belongs to the class of drugs called as neuro-hormones. It works by contracting the pupil when applied during surgery.

Common side effects

Bradycardia, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Flushing, Increased sweating

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

No medicine available

Expert advice

• Inform your doctor if you are applying preparations containing NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or diclofenac) on your skin to treat pain and swelling.
• Do not drive or operate machinery as acetylcholine may cause visual disturbances even after surgery.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Should not be given to patients who are allergic to acetylcholine or any of its ingredients.
• Should not be given to children.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)