Pilocarpine Hydrochloride Solution/ Drops Recall
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Not for internal use. To prevent contaminating the dropper tip and solution, care should be taken not to touch the eyelids or surrounding areas with the dropper tip of the bottle.
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Pilocarpine hydrochloride can be used in the medical management of glaucoma, especially open-angle glaucoma, in those cases in which the intraocular pressure can be controlled adequately by the topical administration of pilocarpine. In acute (closed-angle) glaucoma, pilocarpine hydrochloride may be used alone, or in combination with other cholinergic agents or carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, to relieve tension prior to emergency surgery.
Patients may be maintained on pilocarpine hydrochloride as long as intraocular pressure is controlled and there is no deterioration in the visual fields. The choice of concentration should be determined by the severity of the condition and the response of the patient. Pilocarpine hydrochloride is also indicated to counter the effects of cycloplegics and mydriatics following surgery or ophthalmoscopic examination.
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Pilocarpine Hydrochloride is a cholinergic prepared as a sterile topical ophthalmic solution. The active ingredient is represented by the chemical structural formula:
Mol. Wt. 244.72
2(3H)-Furanone, 3-ethyldihydro-4-[(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methyl] - monohydrochloride, [3S-cis] -
Pilocarpine HCI 0.5%
EACH mL CONTAINS: ACTIVE: Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 10 mg (1%); INACTIVES: Hypromellose, boric acid, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, Purified Water. Sodium Hydroxide (added to adjust pH).
PRESERVATIVE ADDED: Benzalkonium Chloride 0.01%.
Pilocarpine HCI 4%
EACH mL CONTAINS: ACTIVE: Pilocarpine Hydrochloride 40 mg (4%); INACTIVES: Hypromellose, Monobasic Sodium Phosphate, Edetate Disodium, Dibasic Sodium Phosphate, Purified Water. Sodium Hydroxide and/or Hydrochloric Acid may be added to adjust pH (3.5 - 5.5). PRESERVATIVE ADDED: Benzalkonium Chloride 0.01%.