Carbachol review

Carbachol is intended to treat glaucoma and is also being administered during ophthalmic surgeries. The drug is used as an eye drop and works in eliminating the pressure to the eyes of patients with glaucoma. Carbahol is also helpful in narrowing the pupils of the eyes during cataract surgery.

Carbachol or Carbamylcholine is a drug classified under cholinergic which is being distributed under the brand names Miostat, Carbastat, Isopto Carbachol and Carboptic. It is used to patients who have eye problems like glaucoma. It is also used during eye surgery.

Carnachol is a prescribed drug and can only be used to patients who are given prescription by doctors.

This drug is administered to the eyes through intraocular solution such as an eye drop. Therefore, it is essential to wash both hands before administering the drug to avoid infections.

When administering, allow the head tilted backwards then pull the lower eyelid downwards. Position the dropper just above the eye.

The dosage is determined by the doctor according to the requirement of the patient. Squeeze the dropper for a drop of the drug and gently close the eye. If more drops are required, repeat the procedure with a five minutes interval. The required dosage depends on the prescription of the doctor.

There are common side effects that are caused due to the usage of Carbachol. Some of the side effects include teary eyes, stinging or burning sensation, sweating, headache, dizziness, nausea and low vision.

A retinal detachment may occur to some patients and can cause blindness. This is a rare side effect involving the use of Carbachol. If any of the said side effects occur, it is important to seek for medical attention.

Before using the drug, it is important to consult a doctor and undergo a thorough check up of your retina to determine if there is no risk of retinal detachment.

In order to avoid infection to the eyes due to contamination, avoid touching the dropper. When administering the drug, you must put a little pressure to the innermost corner of the eye after each drop to avoid fluid from exhausting the tear duct.

Carbachol may affect vision during night time so it is advised not to engage in activities such as driving, sports or operating a machine.

If you are wearing contact lenses, it is best to remove them before using Carbachol. Consult your doctor if it is safe to use contact lenses after the drug has been administered. Some of the preservatives used with Carbachol may result to discoloration of contact lenses.

If you are presently using other eye medication such as suprofen, flurbipron ketorolac and diclofenac, you must inform your doctor prior to the use of Carbachol. This is important because some drugs may react when used together with Carbachol.

Since this drug is used for the eyes, never use the drug when you notice any discoloration or if there are other particles to avoid risking your eyesight. It is best to bring the medicine for the doctor to check.

Carbachol has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of carbachol

• Molecular formula of carbachol is C6H15N2O2+
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-carbamoyloxyethyl-trimethyl-ammonium
• Molecular weight is 147.196 g/mol
Carbachol available : solution 0.01 %

Brand name(s): Carbacholin, Carbacholine, Carbacolina, Carbaminocholine Chloride, Carbaminoylcholine chloride, Carbamiotin, Carbastat, Carbochol, Carbocholin, Carbocholine, Carboptic, Carbyl, Carcholin, Coletyl, Doryl, Isopto Carbachol, Jestryl, Karbachol, Karbamoylcholin chlorid, Lentin, Lentine, Miostat, Mistura C, Moryl, Rilentol, Vasoperifl

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