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ISOPTO CARPINE
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Drug Name:

ISOPTO CARPINE Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Pilocarpine HCl 1%, 2%, 4%; oph soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.

Company:
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ISOPTO CARPINE:

Open-angle glaucoma.

Adult:

2 drops up to 3–4 times daily or more if needed. Heavily pigmented irides may require higher concentrations.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

When constriction is undesirable (e.g., acute iritis). Pupillary block glaucoma.

Warnings/Precautions:

History or risk of retinal detachment. Asthma. Bradycardia. Hypotension. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Miotic.

Adverse Reactions:

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).

How Supplied:

1%, 2%, 4%—15mL

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