About Pilocar: Pilocar 2% Eye Drops (Pilocarpine Nitrate) are eye drops used for medication purposes. They are used in the treatment of eye conditions such as glaucoma and ocular hypertension. The medicine contains Pilocarpine nitrate which acts on the eye immediately it is administered. It offers instant relief. Pilocar 2% Eye Drops may be used to counter the effects of other medication used during surgery or examination. It works by reducing the amount of fluid in the eye hence reducing intraocular pressure. The drug provides release of this excess fluid and constricts the pupil (miosis).
How to use Pilocar
Pilocar 2% Eye Drops is designed for external use on the eye only. Patients are recommended to take a physician’s prescription when administering Pilocar 2% Eye Drops to provide the appropriate dosage for treatment. They should also check the package for instruction on administering and conditions for use. During administering, the patient should tilt the head back; then pull down the lower eye lid leaving enough space for one drop to hold. Take Pilocar 2% Eye Drops and hold it directly above the eye then release a single drop. Release the eye lid gently as you close the eye and wipe the extra fluid. Leave it to sink for one to two minutes. Repeat the process to the other eye as instructed by the physician. Patients should avoid using Pilocar 2% Eye Drops in the nose or mouth as this may cause unwanted side effects.
Before starting to take Pilocar 2% Eye Drops, patients are advised to see a doctor to get a prescription that will guide the treatment program. Pilocar 2% Eye Drops are used in the treatment of a variety of conditions which will require different dosages. In the event of an overdose, patients should contact a doctor immediately to know what is the next suitable cause of action. If patients miss a dose they should also contact a doctor to receive instruction on how best to take the dose depending on the time passed since missing. The number of times of administering Pilocar 2% Eye Drops in a day may vary depending on the type of condition and also the length of ailment.
Pilocar Side Effects
Possible side effects of using Pilocar 2% Eye Drops include; blurred vision, twitching, near-sightedness, headache, redness, swelling, temporary stinging or burning.
Pilocar 2% Eye Drops can cause blurred vision and so patients should avoid activities like driving or operating heavy machinery. Pregnant and breast-feeding women are required to see a doctor first before taking Pilocar 2% Eye Drops. To prevent germ infection, avoid touching the tip of the medicinal vial where the perforation is.