Generic Name and Formulations:
Pilocarpine HCl 1%, 2%, 4%; oph soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
2 drops up to 3–4 times daily or more if needed. Heavily pigmented irides may require higher concentrations.
When constriction is undesirable (e.g., acute iritis). Pupillary block glaucoma.
History or risk of retinal detachment. Asthma. Bradycardia. Hypotension. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
Local irritation, ciliary spasm, conjunctival injection, headache, induced myopia, Transient night blindness may occur (esp. in elderly or lens opacities). Retinal detachment, lens opacity (rare). Systemic cholinergic effects (excessive absorption).
1%, 2%, 4%—15mL
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