- Easy administration by a dropper bottle
- Relieves pressure in your pet's eye
- for Dogs, Cats and Horses
The medication is not recommended in treating secondary glaucoma in dogs. Pilocarpine is for topical use only and should not be given orally. Before applying eye drops make sure that hands are washed thoroughly. Use the eye dropper with caution; the dropper tip should not come in contact with eyes or surface of the skin to avoid contaminating the medicine. Animals might develop initial irritation when the medication is administered; though, in very rare instances only can these turn severe.
Possible Signs of overdose:
Flush the pet's eye with water and seek emergency veterinary medical attention.
Symptoms of a pilocarpine ophthalmic overdose  may include vomiting, diarrhea, increased salivation, watering mouth, and tearing eyes.
Possible Side Effects:
Pilocarpine Ophthalmic may cause decreased vision in poor light or dark conditions because it causes the pupil to become smaller reducing the eyes&rsquo response to these conditions
Rarely, pilocarpine ophthalmic may cause retinal detachment. Retinal detachment can lead to blind spots, floaters in the visual field, and even blindness. Your veterinarian will want to check the pet's retina before use of this medication to determine if there is an increased risk of retinal detachment.
If your pet experiences and of the following serious side effects, stop using this medication and seek emergency veterinary medical attention an allergic reaction difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, swelling of the lips, face or tongue, or hives diarrhea watering mouth urinary incontinence muscle weakness difficulty breathing or an irregular heartbeat.
Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue applying pilocarpine ophthalmic and talk to your veterinarian if your pet has burning, stinging, red, or tearing eyes eyelid muscle twitches.
Side effects other than those listed may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome to your pet.
Dosage and Administration:
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet.
The usual dose to treat primary glaucoma in dogs is 1 drop in the effected eyes 3 times a day. Pilocarpine ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed
The dropper opening is sterile, so don't touch it to any surface, including eyes or hands.
If it becomes contaminated, it may cause an infection in the eye.
Do not use the eye drop if it is discolored or has particles in it.