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Pilopine HS

Pilopine HS Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Pilocar, Pilopine-HS, Pilostat

Generic Name: pilocarpine ophthalmic (Pronunciation: pie low CAR peen off THAL mik)

What is pilocarpine ophthalmic (Pilopine HS)?

Pilocarpine reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye.

Pilocarpine ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high pressure inside the eye).

Pilocarpine ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of pilocarpine ophthalmic (Pilopine HS)?

Stop using pilocarpine and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe stinging, burning, swelling, or redness of your eye;
  • vision changes;
  • eye pain or increased watering; or
  • crusting or drainage around your eye.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild burning, stinging, or discomfort of your eyes;
  • blurred vision; or
  • trouble seeing in dark light.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Pilopine HS (pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic gel) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about pilocarpine ophthalmic (Pilopine HS)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to pilocarpine, or if you have uveitis or pupillary block glaucoma.

Before using pilocarpine ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs.

Pilocarpine can cause side effects that can make it harder for you to see at night or in low light. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.

Do not allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, including the 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.

Avoid using any other eye medications your doctor has not prescribed.

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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