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Pilocarpine Hydrochloride Intraocular Pressure Medication

Pilocarpine is a prescription pet medication used to reduce intraocular pressure and treat open-angle and acute angle-closure glaucoma. Pilocarpine Hydrochloride pet meds are also used in small amounts to induce vomiting in cats.

Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 2% Ophthalmic Solution treats canine primary glaucoma. It relieves associated intraocular pressure by allowing more fluid to drain from the eye. This not only reduces current suffering, but helps prevent damage to the optic nerve resulting from unchecked primary glaucoma.

Benefits of Pilocarpine Hydrochloride:

  • Treats primary glaucoma in dogs
  • Relieves pressure in the eye
  • Increases drainage of aqueous humor
  • Prevents damage to the optic nerve associated with continuing intraocular pressure
  • Prevents pain, impaired vision, and other symptoms of glaucoma
  • Reduces sensitivity to light
  • Sometimes used to help with recovery following surgery
  • Easily applied, single-drop doses
  • Packaged with sterile dropper tip

Review all package instructions and precautionary statements before use.

Children should never administer Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 2% Ophthalmic Solution.

Use exactly as prescribed.

Directions:

  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water before use.
  2. Administer 1 drop into the affected eye 3 times per day, or as prescribed.
  3. Do not touch the sterile tip of the dropper bottle to the eye. Do not allow it to come into contact with your hands or any other surface. Such contamination may result in an infection.

Frequency of Use:

Typical usage is 3 times daily.

Give a missed dose as soon as possible. However, skip the dose if it is almost time for the next one, and resume the prescribed schedule then. Do not administer a double dose of Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 2% Ophthalmic Solution.

Storage:

Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Store Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 2% Ophthalmic Solution at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Pilocarpine Hydrochloride causes myosis, or constriction of the pupil, to decrease sensitivity to light. It also increases the drainage of fluids (aqueous humor) from the eyes. As more fluid drains, intraocular pressure is relieved. This product is not approved by the FDA for use in dogs, but such use is common in veterinary medicine.

Warnings:

Keep Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 2% Ophthalmic Solution out of reach of children and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 2% Ophthalmic Solution is intended for use on dogs. Do not use on other species. Do not use on any dog for which it was not prescribed.

For external use only.

Use exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian.

CAUTION: The opening of the dropper bottle is sterile. Do not allow it to come into contact with any surface, including hands or eyes. Infections may result from using a contaminated dropper.

Do not use this product if it is discolored or contains any particles or foreign matter.

Not for use when miosis is not desirable.

Do not use Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 2% Ophthalmic Solution in any animal with a hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

The safety of this product in pregnant, nursing, and breeding dogs has not been proven.

Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 2% Ophthalmic Solution may cause transient stinging, burning, tearing, redness, or eyelid twitching upon application.

This product may in rare instances cause retinal detachment and associated symptoms. If your pet experiences diarrhea, urinary incontinence, heartbeat disturbances, watering mouth, labored breathing, or muscle weakness, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian right away.

Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 2% Ophthalmic Solution may decrease a dog's vision in low lighting or darkness during treatment.

In the event of an overdose, which may cause emesis, diarrhea, increased salivation, tearing, or other symptoms, flush your pet's eyes well with clean water and contact your veterinarian immediately.

Tell your veterinarian if your pet takes any other eye medications, particularly those containing a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Other drugs and supplements may interact with Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 2% Ophthalmic Solution as well. Consult your veterinarian before administering any concomitantly.

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