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Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Solution

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Pilocarpine 2% Ophthalmic Solution
Product Information
Pilocarpine 2% Ophthalmic Solution is a eye medication used to treat neurogenic keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) and primary glaucoma in dogs.  
Generic Name
Brand Names
Isopto Carpine®, Pilocar®, Ocu-Carpine®
Drug Class
Cholinergic Miotic Agent
Product Description & Form
*Pilocarpine 2% Ophthalmic Solution is a generic medication, and therefore we may have different manufacturers at any given time. 
Current Manufacturer: Somerset
Pilocarpine 2% Ophthalmic Solution 15ml: clear, colorless ophthalmic solution. (NDC 70069-0191-01)
  • Primary use is to treat neurogenic KCS
  • Works by lowering high pressure inside the eye which helps prevent blindness, vision loss, and nerve damage
  • Used to treat canine primary glaucoma and may also be used during certain eye surgeries and to reverse the effects of drugs used to enlarge the pupil (e.g. during an eye exam)
  • May be used in dogs with coinciding dryness of the nasal mucous membranes to increase nasal secretions
Active Ingredients
Pilocarpine hydrochloride
Inactive Ingredients
Benzalkonium chloride, hypermellose 2910, boric acid, sodium citrate, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, water. 
Pilocarpine 2% Ophthalmic Solution should be administered as directed by your veterinarian. Exercise proper caution not to touch the dropper opening to any surface including eyes or hands as that may contaminate the sterile surface. Wash your hands before and after handling the medication. If using other eye medications, wait 5 minutes after applying this medication before applying other medications to the eye.
Missed Doses
Give the dose as soon as you remember, unless it is time for the next dose. Do not double dose. If your pet has missed a dose please consult your veterinarian with concerns.
Side Effects
Possible side effects may include tearing, redness, blurring of vision, and itching which may result in your pet rubbing their eyes. Notify your vet if any of the following occur during treatment: vomiting, diarrhea, increased salivation, increased urination, coughing, and/or muscle weakness. These effects may be seen at higher than normal doses. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
Inform your veterinarian prior to use of this medication what other medication you are giving to your pet, including but not limited to other eye drops and/or eye medications. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Pilocarpine may cause decreased vision in poor light. Do not use this medication if the color changes, if it becomes cloudy, or if there are particles in the solution.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
Adverse Reactions
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store long term between 59°F to 77°F. Protect from freezing. Keep cap tightly closed when not in use. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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