Pilocarpine Hydrochloride Solution is a miotic agent used to treat canine primary glaucoma. It can also be used before or after eye surgery.Add this item to your cart:
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* Easy administration by a dropper bottle
* Relieves pressure in your pet's eye
Dosage and Administration:
The usual dose to treat primary glaucoma in dogs is 1 drop in the effected eyes 3 times a day. Pilocarpine ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed
The dropper opening is sterile, so don't touch it to any surface, including eyes or hands.
If it becomes contaminated, it may cause an infection in the eye.
Do not use the eye drop if it is discolored or has particles in it.
* Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had any type of retinal disease, retinal tear, or, if the pet has had cataract surgery. These conditions may increase the risk of retinal detachment.
* Tell your veterinarian if your pet has had heart failure, high or low blood pressure, asthma, stomach ulcer, epilepsy, hyperthyroid, blockage of the urinary tract, or difficulty urinating.
* Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating or if you plan on breeding your pet.
* Tell your veterinarian if your pet is using another eye medication, especially if it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAID such as flurbiprofen Ocufen, diclofenac Voltaren, or ketorolac Acular.
* Drugs other that those listed in this guide may also interact with pilocarpine ophthalmic. Talk to your veterinarian and pharmacist before using any prescription or over the counter medicines.
* Pilocarpine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this product for dogs
Possible Signs of overdose:
Flush the pet's eye with water and seek emergency veterinary medical attention.
Symptoms of a pilocarpine ophthalmic overdose may include vomiting, diarrhea, increased salivation, watering mouth, and tearing eyes.
Possible Side Effects:
* Pilocarpine Ophthalmic may cause decreased vision in poor light or dark conditions because it causes the pupil to become smaller reducing the eyes&rsquo response to these conditions
* Rarely, pilocarpine ophthalmic may cause retinal detachment. Retinal detachment can lead to blind spots, floaters in the visual field, and even blindness. Your veterinarian will want to check the pet's retina before use of this medication to determine if there is an increased risk of retinal detachment.
* If your pet experiences and of the following serious side effects, stop using this medication and seek emergency veterinary medical attention an allergic reaction difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, swelling of the lips, face or tongue, or hives diarrhea watering mouth urinary incontinence muscle weakness difficulty breathing or an irregular heartbeat.
* Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue applying pilocarpine ophthalmic and talk to your veterinarian if your pet has burning, stinging, red, or tearing eyes eyelid muscle twitches.
* Side effects other than those listed may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome to your pet.