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Miostat Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using carbachol ophthalmic (Miostat)?

You should not use carbachol if you are allergic to it, or if you have swelling of your iris (the colored part of your eye).

To make sure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • heart failure or recent heart attack;
  • high or low blood pressure;
  • asthma;
  • a stomach ulcer;
  • an overactive thyroid;
  • urination problems;
  • Parkinson's disease; or
  • if you have had a recent eye injury, a retinal tear, if you are nearsighted, or if you have had cataract surgery.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether carbachol ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known whether carbachol ophthalmic passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use carbachol ophthalmic (Miostat)?

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Wash your hands before using eye medication.

To apply the eye drops:

  • Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye with the tip down. Look up and away from the dropper as you squeeze out a drop, then close your eye.
  • Use only the number of drops your doctor has prescribed.
  • Gently press your finger to the inside corner of the eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to keep the liquid from draining into your tear duct.
  • If you use more than one drop in the same eye, wait about 5 minutes before putting in the next drop.
  • Also wait at least 10 minutes before using any other eye drops that your doctor has prescribed.

Do not allow the tip of the dropper to touch any surface, including your eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.

Do not use the eye drops if the liquid has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medication.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

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