Isopto Carpine (Pilocarpine hydrochloride) eye drops is a prescription ophthalmic solution used alone or with other medications to treat high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma or other eye diseases such as ocular hypertension. Pilocarpine belongs to a class of drugs known as cholinergic agonists. This medication works by allowing excess fluid to drain from the eye. Isopto Carpine may also be used during certain eye surgeries to reverse the effects of drugs used to enlarge the pupil during an eye exam. You can help prevent blindness, vision loss and nerve damage by lowering high pressure inside the eye.
Canadian Pharmacy King offers the brand Isopto Carpine Eye Drops from Canada manufactured by Alcon. There is no generic available for this medication. Isopto Carpine is available in the strength of 2%/15 ml and 4%/15 ml eye drops.
The common side effects of Isopto Carpine may include brow ache, headache, poor vision in dim light, temporary blurred vision and temporary irritation burning or stinging of the eye.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the following unlikely but serious side effects such as:
• Eye pain;
• Increased saliva;
• Stomach or abdominal pain or cramps;
• Unusual sweating;
• Vision changes
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Isopto Carpine eye drops if you are allergic to Pilocarpine or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Your vision may become temporarily blurred or unstable after you apply Pilocarpine. Your vision may be affected in dim light. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires clear vison until you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Pilocarpine should not be used during pregnancy. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.