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Acetylcholine Ophthalmic Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 1%

Usual Adult Dose for Production of Miosis

0.5 to 2 mL should be instilled into the anterior chamber before or after securing one or more sutures.


  • Any anatomical hindrance to miosis should be released to permit the desired effect of the drug.
  • In cataract surgery, this drug should be used only after delivery of the lens.

  • Obtaining miosis of the iris in seconds after delivery of the lens in cataract surgery
  • Penetrating keratoplasty, iridectomy and other anterior segment surgery where rapid miosis may be required

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

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Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


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Other Comments

Administration advice:

  • Instillation should be gentle and parallel to the iris face and tangential to pupil border.
  • The solution should be prepared immediately before use.
  • If the solution is not clear and colorless, it should not be used.
  • Any unused solution should be discarded.

Storage requirements:
  • Store below 25 C.
  • Do not freeze.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.