Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Glaucoma

Ophthalmic Solution: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye 3 to 4 times daily. Wait at least 5 minutes before instilling other eyedrops. Remove contact lenses before administration of benzalkonium chloride-containing solutions and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.

Ophthalmic Gel: Apply one-half inch ribbon of gel in the lower conjunctival sac of the affected eye daily at bedtime. If other eyedrops are used, they should be instilled at least 5 minutes before the gel is applied.

Ophthalmic Insert: Insert one system into lower conjunctival cul-de-sac at bedtime. Replace every 7 days.

Usual Adult Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

Ophthalmic Solution: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye 3 to 4 times daily. Wait at least 5 minutes before instilling other eyedrops. Remove contact lenses before administration of benzalkonium chloride-containing solutions and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.

Ophthalmic Gel: Apply one-half inch ribbon of gel in the lower conjunctival sac of the affected eye daily at bedtime. If other eyedrops are used, they should be instilled at least 5 minutes before the gel is applied.

Ophthalmic Insert: Insert one system into lower conjunctival cul-de-sac at bedtime. Replace every 7 days.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Glaucoma

1 to 18 years:
Ophthalmic Solution: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye 3 to 4 times daily.
Wait at least 5 minutes before instilling other eyedrops. Remove contact lenses before administration of benzalkonium chloride-containing solutions and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.

Ophthalmic Gel: Apply one-half inch ribbon of gel in the lower conjunctival sac of the affected eye daily at bedtime. If other eyedrops are used, they should be instilled at least 5 minutes before the gel is applied.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

1 to 18 years:
Ophthalmic Solution: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye 3 to 4 times daily.
Wait at least 5 minutes before instilling other eyedrops. Remove contact lenses before administration of benzalkonium chloride-containing solutions and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.

Ophthalmic Gel: Apply one-half inch ribbon of gel in the lower conjunctival sac of the affected eye daily at bedtime. If other eyedrops are used, they should be instilled at least 5 minutes before the gel is applied.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Dose Adjustments

Patients with heavily pigmented irides may require a higher strength.

Dialysis

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