Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Suspension is a medicated eye drop that reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye.
Possible side effects may include tearing, redness, blurring of vision, and itching which may result in your pet rubbing their eyes. Notify your vet if any of the following occur during treatment: vomiting, diarrhea, increased salivation, and/or muscle weakness. These effects may be seen at higher than normal doses. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Pilocarpine works by lowering high pressure inside the eye which helps prevent blindness, vision loss, and nerve damage. This medication is used to treat canine primary glaucoma and may also be used during certain eye surgeries and to reverse the effects of drugs used to enlarge the pupil (e.g., during an eye exam).
Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Suspension should be administered as directed by your veterinarian. Exercise proper caution not to touch the dropper opening to any surface including eyes or hands as that may contaminate the sterile surface. Wash your hands before and after handling the medication.
Pilocarpine may cause decreased vision in poor light.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication or supplements you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.