Pilocarpine produces miosis through contraction of the iris sphincter, causing increased tension on the scleral spur and opening of the trabecular mesh work spaces to facilitate outflow of aqueous humor. This will reduce the outflow resistance and also lowers intraocular pressure.
2. Periorbital headache
3. Blurred vision
4. Ciliary spasm
6. Conjunctival irritation
10. Lens opacity
12. Retinal detachment
14. Changes in visual field
2. Acute iritis
3. Secondary glaucoma
4. Pupillary block glaucoma
5. Angle-closure glaucoma
6. Inflammatory disease of anterior chamber
2. Avoid driving vehicle or operating machine
4. Stomach ulcer
5. Parkinson`s disease
6. Difficulty in urinating
7. Acute cardiac failure
9. Gastrointestinal spasm
2. To counteract the mydriatic effect of sympathomimetic agents
Adult and children: 1 - 2 drop is instilled in to the affected eye 3 - 4 times daily.
Chronic open angle glaucoma:
Eye drop1-4 %solution is used: 1 - 2 drop is instilled in to the eye 2 - 6 times daily.
Eye gel: 4 % gel: apply ? inch ribbon at bed time
Ocusert: 20 - 40 mcg / hour every 7 days.
Acute narrow angle glaucoma in emergency:
Eye drop 2% solution: 1 drop every 5 minutes for 3 - 6 times followed by 1 drop every 1 - 3 hours until pressure is controlled.
To counteract the mydriatic effect of sympathomimetic agents:
Eye drop 1% solution: 1 drop in affected eye.
Home Delivery for Pilocarpine in Your City
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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for pilocarpine and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for pilocarpine may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
Please be aware that you should take pilocarpine only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for pilocarpine before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for pilocarpine with the pharmacy.
Pilocarpine is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for pilocarpine might be better known than pilocarpine itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have pilocarpine in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for pilocarpine.