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Carbachol Ophthalmic

Name of the generic: carbachol ophthalmic [KAR-ba-kall] [KAR-ba-kall]
Brand names: Isopto Carbachol, Miostat, Carboptic, and Carbastat
Dosage forms: intraocular solution (0.01 percent) Ophthalmic solution (3 percent)
Drug class: Ophthalmic glaucoma agents

What is Carbachol Ophthalmic?

Carbachol reduces pressure in the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that is drained out of the eye.Carbachol is an ophthalmic (for the eyes) drug that can be used to decrease pressure inside the eye following cataract surgery. mCarbachol is also used for other purposes not listed in this guideline.

Side effects of Carbachol Ophthalmic:

See a doctor immediately. If you notice symptoms of an allergic reaction like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Carbachol ophthalmics can cause serious adverse effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Sudden or new vision problems,

  • You may be seeing "floaters" in your vision. You see floating objects.

  • Urination problems.

Common adverse effects of the drug carbachol could include:

  • Blurred vision;

  • Flushing (warmth, redness, warmth, or tingly sensation);

  • Stomach discomfort or a bloated stomach;

  • Headache or

  • A tightness within your bladder.

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice on medical adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings

Before you begin treatment with carbachol ophthalmic, inform your doctor about all of your allergies or medical conditions and the medications you're taking. Also, make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. In certain situations, you may not be able to take carbachol ophthalmic. You may require an adjustment in dosage or other precautions.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't be treated with carbachol ophthalmics if you are sensitive to them.

To ensure the safety of carbachol for you, inform your doctor if you have any of the following other conditions:

  • The swelling of your iris (the colored area of your eye);

  • A detached retina;

  • Heart failure;

  • Asthma;

  • A stomach ulcer;

  • An overactive thyroid

  • Problems with urination;

  • Parkinson's disease or

  • An allergic reaction to latex.

It isn't known if ophthalmic carbachol can cause harm to a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting.

It isn't known if the ophthalmic carbachol is absorbed into the milk of a nursing baby or can cause harm to a nursing baby. Tell your physician if you have a baby who is breastfeeding.

How to take Carbachol Ophthalmic?

Carbachol is ophthalmic and is administered as an injection to the eye. The doctor will use an eye medication to numb your eyes prior to injecting you with the The injection will be given at the doctor's office or in another clinic setting.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Intraocular Hypertension:

Do not inject more than 0.5 milliliters in the anterior chamber of the affected eye(s) to prevent the production of miosis during the ocular procedure.

Comments:

It is typically seen at its peak within 2–5 minutes following application.

This drug can be administered prior to or after the securing of sutures.

Uses:

To obtain miosis during surgery

To lessen the severity of the intraocular pressure elevation the first 24 hours after cataract surgery.

Usual Adult Dose for Production of Miosis:

Instill not more than 0.5 milliliters in the anterior chamber of the affected eye(s) to prevent the formation of miosis after ocular surgery.

Comments:

It is typically seen at its peak within two to five minutes following application.

The drug can be administered prior to or after the securing of sutures.

Uses:

To obtain miosis during surgery

To lessen the severity of the intraocular pressure elevation the first 24 hours after cataract surgery.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Since carbachol ophthalmic is administered by a medical professional at the time of surgery, it doesn't have a dosing schedule for the day.

What happens If I overdose?

Since carbachol ophthalmic is administered by medical professionals in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely.

What should be avoided?

This medication can cause blurred vision and could affect your thinking or reactions. Be cautious when you drive or perform things that require you to be conscious and capable of seeing clearly.

Interaction with other drugs 

It is unlikely that other drugs you consume in the form of injections or orally will have any impact on carbachol in your eyes. However, many drugs interact with each other. Inform all of your health care providers about any medications you take, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products.