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Piloptic-2 Side Effects

Generic Name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Note: This document contains side effect information about pilocarpine ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Piloptic-2.

For the Consumer

Applies to pilocarpine ophthalmic: ophthalmic device, ophthalmic gel/jelly, ophthalmic solution, ophthalmic suspension

Along with its needed effects, pilocarpine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Piloptic-2) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking pilocarpine ophthalmic:

Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body
  • Increased sweating
  • muscle tremors
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • troubled breathing or wheezing
  • watering of mouth
Less common or rare
  • Eye pain

Some side effects of pilocarpine ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Blurred vision or change in near or far vision
  • decrease in night vision
Less common
  • Eye irritation
  • headache or browache

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to pilocarpine ophthalmic: compounding powder, ophthalmic gel, ophthalmic insert, ophthalmic solution

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Accommodative change, blurred vision, eye irritation, visual impairment, eye pain
Frequency not reported: Ciliary spasm, itching, smarting/burning, sensitization of the lids and conjunctival vascular congestion, transient myopia, lens changes with chronic use, decrease in visual acuity in poor illumination, increased pupillary block, vitreous hemorrhaging, retinal detachment[Ref]

General

The most commonly reported side effects were accommodative change, blurred vision, eye irritation, visual impairment, and eye pain.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Changes in blood pressure, cardiac rhythm[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Sweating, increased salivation, lacrimation[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, browache
Frequency not reported: Tremor[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Bronchial spasm, pulmonary edema[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Pilopine HS (pilocarpine ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Some side effects of Piloptic-2 may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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