Pilocarpine reduces the amount of fluid in the eye. Pilocarpine is the active ingredient in the popular medication Salagen. Pilocarpine has been used in the treatment of chronic open-angle glaucoma and acute angle-closure glaucoma for over 100 years! Now you can order it for a fraction of the regular price!
Pilocarpine is also marketed as Salagen, Diocarpine, Miocarpine and Pilocarpine hydrochloride.
Pilocarpine is used to treat glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high pressure inside the eye). Pilocarpine is a cholinergic parasympathomimetic agent exerting a broad spectrum of pharmacologic effects with predominant muscarinic action.
Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
To apply the eye drops:
Do not use the eye drops if the liquid has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.
Stop using Pilocarpine and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Pilocarpine can cause side effects that can make it harder for you to see at night or in low light. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
Avoid using any other eye medications your doctor has not prescribed.
There may be other drugs that can interact with Pilocarpine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Store the drops at room temperature away from heat and moisture. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.