Generic Name: carbachol (KAR-ba-kol)
Brand Name: Miostat
Miostat ocular is used for:
Contracting the pupil during and immediately following surgery. It is also reduces eye pressure in the first 24 hours after cataract surgery.
Miostat ocular is a cholinergic agent/miotic. The exact way Miostat ocular works is not fully understood. It works by constricting the iris and other parts of the eye, resulting in reduction of eye pressure.
Do NOT use Miostat ocular if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Miostat ocular
- you have acute swelling of the iris
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Miostat ocular:
Some medical conditions may interact with Miostat ocular. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have heart problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, stomach or intestinal ulcers or spasm, or urinary tract blockage
- if you have an overactive thyroid or Parkinson disease
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Miostat ocular. However, no specific interactions with Miostat ocular are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Miostat ocular may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Miostat ocular:
Use Miostat ocular as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Miostat ocular is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. Ask your doctor any questions you may have about Miostat ocular.
- If Miostat ocular contains particles or if the vial is cracked or damaged in any way, do not use it.
- If you miss a dose of Miostat ocular, contact your doctor right away.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Miostat ocular.
Important safety information:
- Miostat ocular may cause blurred vision. Make sure your vision is clear before driving or performing any task that requires good vision.
- Miostat ocular is not recommended for use in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss your doctor the benefits and risks of using Miostat ocular during pregnancy. It is unknown if Miostat ocular is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Miostat ocular, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Miostat ocular:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Bladder tightness; change in vision; flushing; headache; indigestion; stomach cramps; stomach upset; sweating; urge to urinate.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blisters on the eye; blurred or decreased vision; cloudy vision; eye or eyelid swelling; eye pain or redness; increased tearing; sensitivity to light.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea; fainting; increased saliva; increased sweating; irregular heartbeat; nausea; vomiting.Proper storage of Miostat ocular:
Store Miostat ocular at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Miostat ocular out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Miostat ocular, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Miostat ocular is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Miostat ocular or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Miostat ocular. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Miostat ocular. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Miostat ocular.
Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.