Isopto Carpine

Isopto Carpine

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Isopto® Carpine is indicated for the:

1.1 Reduction of Elevated Intraocular Pressuare (IOP) in Patients with Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension
1.2 Management of Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
1.3 Prevention of Postoperative Elevated IOP Associated with Laser Surgery
1.4 Induction of Miosis


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Other Information

Isopto® Carpine (pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) is a cholinergic agonist prepared as a sterile topical ophthalmic solution. The active ingredient is represented by the chemical structure:

Chemical Diagram

Established name: pilocarpine hydrochloride

Chemical name: 2(3H)-furanone, 3-ethyldihydro-4-[(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)-methyl]- monohydrochloride, (3S-cis)-. Molecular Formula: C11H16N2O2 • HCl Molecular Weight: 244.72.

Each mL of Isopto® Carpine (pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) contains: Active: pilocarpine hydrochloride 1% (10 mg/mL), 2% (20 mg/mL), or 4% (40 mg/mL). 

Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.01%. 

Inactives: hypromellose 2910, boric acid, sodium citrate, sodium chloride (present in 1% only); hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide (to adjust pH); purified water. Isopto® Carpine has a pH of 3.5 to 5.5 and an osmolality of 290 to 350 mOsm/kg (1% and 2% products) and 550 to 600 mOsm/kg (4% product).

Isopto Carpine Manufacturers

  • Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
    Isopto Carpine (Pilocarpine Hydrochloride) Solution [Alcon Laboratories, Inc.]

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