Isopto Carpine

Isopto Carpine

pilocarpine

Manufacturer:

Novartis

Distributor:

Zuellig
/
Firma Chun Cheong
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Pilocarpine HCl
Indications/Uses
Control of IOP in chronic simple glaucoma. May be used alone in acute glaucoma prior to emergency surgery, or in combination w/ other miotics or carbonic anhydrase inhibitors.
Dosage/Direction for Use
1 or 2 drops bd-qds. Acute glaucoma It may be necessary to repeat instillations up to 6 times a day.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Cases where constriction is undesirable eg, in acute iritis. In case of glaucoma due to pupillary block, as long as a thorough examination of retina & its periphery has not been accomplished. Contains benzalkonium Cl; may not be used whenever soft contact lenses are worn.
Special Precautions
Should only be administered to myopic persons after examination of the retina & its periphery. Be attentive to possible systemic effects caused by resorption through the general circulation. Do not interrupt treatment abruptly. May affect the ability to drive or use machines. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Ciliary spasm, conjunctival vasodilatation, visual disturbances attributed to miosis or to accommodation spasms, myopia; reduced visual acuity in poor illumination in elderly & in patients w/ lens opacity; rare cases of retinal detachment; lenticular opacity following prolonged use; conjunctival hyperaemia, tearing, topical irritation, photophobia, itching, hypersensitivity reactions eg, allergic conjunctivitis &/or keratitis. Temporal or supraorbital headache.
Drug Interactions
Risk for potentiation of curarizing agents.
ATC Classification
S01EB01 - pilocarpine ; Belongs to the class of parasympathomimetics. Used in the treatment of glaucoma and miosis.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Isopto Carpine eye drops 4 %
Packing/Price
15 mL x 1's
Form
Isopto Carpine ophth soln 2 %
Packing/Price
15 mL x 1's
Form
Isopto Carpine ophth soln 1 %
Packing/Price
15 mL x 1's
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