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Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic [PYE-loe-KAR-peen-off-THAL-mik]
The brand names are: Isopto Carpine, Pilocar, and Vuity.
The class of drug: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

What is Pilocar?

A drug known as Pilocar (for your eyes) can be used for treating the condition of glaucoma or the condition of ocular hypertension (high pressure within the eyes). Pilocar can also be employed to manage miosis. Pilocar is used for the prevention of intraocular pressure following laser surgery. Vuity is utilized by adults to combat a condition that decreases the eyes ability to concentrate on objects that are close (presbyopia). Pilocar is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guide to medication.

Side effects of Pilocar

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Get medical attention immediately when you notice a sudden increase in loss of sight.

Pilocar can cause serious adverse effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Intense burning, stinging, or swelling around your eye.
  • Vision issues;
  • Experiencing flashes of light, flashes of light "floaters" in your vision seeing flashes of light or "floaters" in your vision
    eye symptoms of an eye infection include swelling or redness, intense pain, or swelling or drainage.

Common adverse reactions to Pilocar could include:

  • Headache, headache, eye pain;
  • Eye pain or irritation
  • Eye redness;
  • Eye watery;
  • Blurred vision
  • Dark or dim vision issues in focusing between objects o
  • Your eyes might have a higher sensitivity to light.

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Other effects may also be present. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Only use it according to the directions. Talk to your doctor if you take other medications or suffer from any other medical condition or allergies.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to use Pilocar if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • A detached retina;
  • Iritis or
  • An eye condition known as uveitis is a condition that affects the eyes.

It is not clear whether Pilocar can harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant. Check with your doctor to get advice on whether it is safe to breastfeed while taking Pilocar.

How to take Pilocar?

Follow the instructions on your prescription label, and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medicine precisely as prescribed. Wash your hands after using eye drops. To apply the drops to your eyes, pull the lower part of your eyelid down to create a pocket and place a drop in the pocket. Keep your eyes closed for one or two minutes. Only use the recommended amount of drops.

5 minutes at a minimum before applying or using any eye drops. Don't contact the tip of the dropper or put the tip directly on your eyes. Drops that are contaminated can cause eye infections and result in serious vision problems.

Avoid wearing contact lenses that are soft. The additive in this medicine can permanently stain your lenses. Make sure you wait at least 10 minutes prior to inserting the contact lens. Consult your pharmacist if medicine appears cloudy, has changed color, or has particles. Keep it at room temperature, in an upright position, and tightly sealed. Don't freeze.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Utilize the medicine as soon as you are able, but do not miss your missed dosage if it's close to the time for the next dose. Do not take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms can include the sensation of sweating, nausea, and tremors. Other symptoms include a low heart rate as well as increased salivation or feeling like you may get drunk.

What should be avoided?

Beware of using any other eye medication that your doctor hasn't prescribed.

Pilocar could cause blurred vision and a decrease in your ability to react. Avoid driving, particularly at night, or engaging in any hazardous activity until you are aware of the effects this medication will have on your vision.

Interaction with other drugs

The eye medicine is unlikely to be affected by any other medications you take. However, there are many drugs that interact with each other. Inform your doctor about all of your medications currently in use that you take, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbs.