Pilocar 2 % E / D is prescribed for the treatment of glaucoma, increased eye pressure, to regulate the constriction and dilation of pupils, and for dryness in the mouth (due to the damage of salivary gland because of Sjogren -™s syndrome or radiation therapy.)
Composition: The active ingredient is pilocarpine nitrate (miotic type drug) which causes eye pupil to decrease the quantity of fluids in the eye to reduce eye pressure.
How does it work: Pilocar 2 % E / D works by decreasing the pressure in the eye by increasing the drainage of <aqueous humor. This aqueous humor is a watery fluid filling the space in front of the eyeball.
How to use this ?
Pilocar 2 % E / D is for external use only and must be used either after reading instructions on the label or as prescribed by the doctor.It can be used into the eye 2 to 4 times per day or as directed by a doctor. You are required to hold the dropper close to the affected eye area and squeeze the medicine by carefully placing it inside the lower eyelid.
You might experience a stinging sensation for 1 - 2 mins.Do not touch the medicine at the tip of the dropper to avoid any contamination or infection.
Some of the common side effects of Pilocar 2 % E / D are - itching, blurred vision, visual impairment, headache, dizziness, nausea, mucous congestion, runny nose, increased urination, conjunctival disorder etc. Side - effects which need immediate medical attention are - swelling of joints, change of voice, shortness of breath etc.
Precautions and Warning: Inform your doctor if you have medical or had medical conditions like - cardiac, asthma, gastrointestinal problems, respiratory disorders, night blindness, bronchitis etc. Avoid alcohol and driving at night when using this drug.It is necessary to remain hydrated in a day because this medicine increases the saliva and sweat production.