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Pilocarpine Generic

US Brand Name Pilagan
Generic Name Pilocarpine
Other Brand Name Pilocar
Packing 5 ml
Manufacturer FDC, Allergan India
Form Ophthalmic Solutions
Strength 2%, 4%
Country India

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Introduction

Pilocarpine is a cholinergic agent causing constriction of the pupils and reducing pressure within the eye. Patients who are suffering from acute angle-closure glaucoma and to undergo surgery are administered with these ophthalmic solutions to reduce the internal pressure in the eye. The optic nerve damage and loss vision are caused by increased internal pressure in the eye. Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Solutions Eye Drops is a sterile topical ophthalmic aqueous solution and is available under the brand name of Generic Pilagan.

Drug Indications

Pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution eye drops are indicated for controlling intraocular pressure in the eye. It may be administered either alone or with combination with other miotics, beta-blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, sympathomimetics or hyperosmotic agents.

Drug Precautions

Before using the Pilocarpine ophthalmic solutions eye drops, you should let your doctor know all your past and present health conditions. Inform him, if you are allergic to the drug or if you do not know, you can take his help to determine. You must make sure that your doctor knows about all other medicines which you are taking along with this drug. You must inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Generic Pilagan solution is intended for the eyes only, so it should not be placed in your mouth or ears.

Children should be kept away from using the Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Solution Eye Drops as its safety regarding pediatrics use has not yet been established.

Dosage & Administration

You must use the Pilocarpine ophthalmic solutions eye drops as directed by your doctor. If you are using other medicines for your eyes along with Generic Pilagan solution, then you must keep an interval 10 minutes while using both. Before instilling the eye drops in your eyes, you must remove your contact lenses if you are wearing any. The lenses can be placed back into eyes but only after 15 minutes of administering the drops. At no cost enlarge the hole of the dispenser because it has been designed for the right dose measurement. Avoid the tip of dispenser from touching your eye and do not wash it to avoid its contamination.

Adults may be administered with one to two drops of the medicine and should take it 6 times in a day.

Side Effects

The commonly seen side effects of Generic Pilagan is lacrimation, burning or discomfort, temporal or periorbital headache, ciliary spasm, conjunctival vascular congestion, superficial keratitis and induced myopia.

The rarely seen side effects are sweating and gastrointestinal overactivity. Rare but ocular side effects of the medicine are acuity in poor illumination is frequently experienced in older individuals and corneal granularity.

Rare but very severe side effect of this medicine is the retinal detachment. Immediate medical care should be sought for, if any of the above said symptoms are observed.

Drug Interactions

The Generic Pilagan may be interactive with other drugs. Even though the incidence of drug interaction of Pilocarpine ophthalmic solutions have not yet been brought to notice. Regular health check ups should be conducted.

Drug Contradictions

Persons or individuals who are sensitive to Generic Pilagan or have developed any kind allergic to the medicine or any other component of the medicine should not use the Pilocarpine ophthalmic solutions eye drops.