Pilocarpine Nitrate

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Manufacturer name:  

Bausch Health

Generic name:  

PILOCARPINE-NITRATE

Strength:  

2%

What is Pilocarpine Nitrate?

Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) is most often used as an eye drop to treat Glaucoma, but is sometimes used to treat some other conditions of the eye. Pilocarpine causes constriction of the pupil of the eye.

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Pilocarpine Nitrate frequently asked questions

Can I Get Same-Day Delivery?

Yes! We do provide same-day delivery in select areas. We do next business day delivery and can also ship overnight as well.

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How to get Pilocarpine Nitrate delivered to my home?

You could get Pilocarpine Nitrate delivered at your doorstep from us in Canada if you ordered prescription medications with a valid prescription. If you are not sure if we deliver to your area, contact us.

How to get Pilocarpine Nitrate in Canada for free?

You can get Pilocarpine Nitrate for free in Canada if your health insurance provider covers it fully. Contact your provider or us to help you find out if you qualify to get Pilocarpine Nitrate for free.

Pilocarpine Nitrate How to Take

Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) is most often used as an eye drop to treat Glaucoma, but is sometimes used to treat some other conditions of the eye.

Pilocarpine causes constriction of the pupil of the eye. This enlarges the outflow canal, allowing drainage of excess fluid (aqueous humor) from the eye and causing the pressure inside the eye to drop.

Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are using Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate), speak to your doctor. Do not stop using Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) without consulting your doctor.

Do not give Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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Pilocarpine Nitrate Dosage

The recommended dose of pilocarpine solution drops is 2 drops instilled into the affected eye(s) 3 or 4 times daily.

Your doctor will choose the strength of pilocarpine that is best for you based on the pressure inside your eye.

The following procedure is recommended when using eye drops:

  • Wash your hands.
  • Tilt your head back and gently pull your lower eyelid away from your eye to make a pouch.
  • Drop the medicine into this pouch, then let go of the eyelid and gently close your eyes.
  • Do not blink.
  • Keep the eyes closed and apply pressure to the inner corner of the eye with your finger for one or two minutes to prevent excessive absorption into the body.
  • Wash your hands to remove any medicine that may have gotten on them.
  • Do not touch the dropper or the applicator tip to any surface (including the eye).

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to use Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Pilocarpine Nitrate Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • blurred vision or change in near or far vision
  • decrease in night vision
  • eye irritation
  • headache
  • dizziness

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • Diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • eye pain
  • eyelid swelling
  • increased sweating
  • floaters or flashes in your field of vision
  • eye swelling
  • increased eye pressure
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • watering of mouth

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • symptoms of a Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) (Hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the mouth or throat, skin blisters, sores or pain in the mouth or eyes)

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate).

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Pilocarpine Nitrate Available Form

This product is available as 2% ophthalmic drops.

Pilocarpine Nitrate Contraindications

Do not use Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) if you:

  • are sensitive or allergic to pilocarpine or any ingredients of Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate)
  • have inflammation of the coloured part of the eye (iris or uvea)
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Pilocarpine Nitrate Precautions

There may be an interaction between pilocarpine and any of the following:

  • other eye drops

Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. In many cases, interactions are intended or are managed by close monitoring. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Pilocarpine Nitrate Warnings

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate).

Contact lenses: Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) contains a preservative that can cause eye irritation and discoloration of soft contact lenses. People who wear contact lenses should remove the lenses before using the eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.

Reduced vision: Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) may cause reduced vision especially at night or with reduced lighting. Do not drive or operate machinery until you are familiar with Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate)'s effects.

Pregnancy: Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate) should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate), contact your doctor immediately.

Breast-feeding: It is not known if pilocarpine passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking Pilocarpine Nitrate (Pilocarpine-nitrate), it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.

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