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).

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  • Pilocar, Pilopine-HS, Pilostat, Isopto Carpine, Adsorbocarpine, Pilagan with C Cap, Ocu-Carpine, Ocusert, Piloptic-1/2, Piloptic-1, Akarpine, Piloptic-2, Piloptic-3, Piloptic-4, Piloptic-6
  • Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body
    Increased sweating
    muscle tremors
    nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    troubled breathing or wheezing
    watering of mouth
    Less common or rare
    Eye pain
    Some pilocarpine ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    More common
    Blurred vision or change in near or far vision
    decrease in night vision
    Less common
    Eye irritation
    headache or browache
  • (ophthalmic solution, ophthalmic gel, ophthalmic insert, compounding powder)