pilocarpine

Adult
Uses
  • elevated intraocular pressure
  • glaucoma
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • acute iritis, anterior uveitis
Drug interactions
  • acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, bata blockers
Cautions
  • use caution when driving at night and other hazardous occupations in poor illumination
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • headache/browache
  • accommodative change
  • blurred vision
  • eye irritation
  • visual impairment
  • eye pain
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
1%, 1 drop every 6 hours
Monitoring
  • intraocular pressure
  • funduscopic exam (before therapy initiation)
  • visual field testing
Source of Suggestion