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(carbachol) Intraocular Solution, USP 0.01 %


MIOSTAT® (carbachol intraocular solution, USP) is a sterile balanced salt solution of carbachol for intraocular injection. The active ingredient is represented by the chemical structure:

MIOSTAT® (carbachol) Structural formula Illustration

Established name: Carbachol

Chemical name: Ethanaminium, 2-[(aminocarbonyl)oxy]-N,N,N-trimethyl-, chloride.

Molecular Formula: C6H15CIN2O2

Molecular Weight: 182.65

Each mL contains: Active: carbachol 0.01%. Inactives: sodium chloride 0.64%, potassium chloride 0.075%, calcium chloride dihydrate 0.048%, magnesium chloride hexahydrate 0.03%, sodium acetate trihydrate 0.39%, sodium citrate dihydrate 0.17%, sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid (to adjust pH) and Water for Injection. pH range is 6.5-7.5.

What are the possible side effects of carbachol ophthalmic (Carbachol Ophthalmic, Carboptic, Isopto Carbachol, Miostat)?

Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any decrease in vision or an increase in "floaters" in your visual field. Rarely, carbachol ophthalmic may cause retinal detachment. Retinal detachment can lead to blind spots, floaters in your visual field, and even blindness. Your doctor will want to check your retina before you use this medicine to determine if you have an increased risk of retinal detachment.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use carbachol ophthalmic and talk to your...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 10/7/2008
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