Pilocar 1% Eye Drops 5ml


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Pilocarpine 1%
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Drug Information for Pilocar 1% Eye Drops 5ml

What is PILOCAR 1%?

  • PILOCAR 1% contains Pilocarpine which belongs to a group of medicines called miotics, these medicines affect muscles in the eye causing the pupil of the eye to get smaller
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What PILOCAR 1% is used for?

It is used to treat,

  • certain forms of glaucoma (an increase in the pressure within the eye) and to reverse the effect of drugs that cause the pupil of the eye to get bigger
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to PILOCAR 1% or any of the other ingredients in this medicine
  • are suffering from inflammation of part of the eye (acute iritis or anterior uveitis)
  • are suffering from eye disorders such as narrow angle glaucoma or secondary glaucoma
  • are wearing soft contact lenses
  • are suffering from any heart problems
  • have asthma
  • have Parkinson’s disease
  • have problems in passing urine
  • have high blood pressure
  • are an alcoholic
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  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding or are planning become pregnant, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
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  • PILOCAR 1% should be given at the lowest available dose at the start of the treatment for children under 18 years of age
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  • PILOCAR 1% can cause difficulty in adapting to the dark. The eye drops may also cause blurred vision
  • If this happens, you should not drive or operate machinery until you can see clearly
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Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines such as:

  • antihistamines (medicines used to treat allergies)
  • anticholinesterases, (such as neostigmine) medicines that affect the muscles and are used to treat diseases like myasthenia gravis
  • atropine and phenylephrine (medicines used to make the pupil larger)
  • orphenadrine, procyclidine and trihexyphenidyl (medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease)
  • amitriptyline and monoamine oxidase inhibitors, phenothiazines (medicines to treat mental problems)
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  • Always use PILOCAR 1% exactly as your doctor has told you
  • PILOCAR 1% is for external use only
  • Soft contact lenses must not be worn during treatment with PILOCAR 1%

Instructions for use

  • Pull the lower lid of the eye out to form a small pocket between your eyelid and your eye
  • Try not to touch the eye with the nozzle
  • Apply enough pressure to the bottle to release one to two drops, as directed
  • Blink your eye a few times
  • Trying not to touch the applicator tip with anything, including the eye or your fingers
  • The usual dose for adults is two drops three times daily

If you use more PILOCAR 1%

  • If you use more PILOCAR 1%, contact your doctor immediately

If you forget to take PILOCAR 1%

  • If you miss a dose of PILOCAR 1%, use them as soon as you remember unless it is nearly time for the next dose, then carry on using it as before
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for one you have missed

If you stop using PILOCAR 1%

  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.

COMMON

RARE

  • itching, smarting and a burning sensation around the eye
  • red skin rash with itching (urticaria)
  • swelling, redness or soreness of the eyelid
  • swelling of the front of the eye (conjunctiva)
  • temporarily blurred vision or short sightedness
  • enlargement of the veins in the eye
  • headache (especially in young patients at the beginning of treatment)
  • bleeding within the front of the eye
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  • nausea, vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • increase in saliva, increased flow of tears
  • trembling or shaking
  • wheezing and breathing difficulties
  • change in blood pressure
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STORAGE

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
  • Do not use PILOCAR 1% after the expiry date
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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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