Carbacholin review

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

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

Carbacholin is a prescribed medication and can only be used by patients who are given a prescription by their doctors.

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

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

The dose is determined by the doctor based on the condition of the patient. Squeeze the dropper for a drop of the medication and gently close the eye. If more drops are required, repeat the procedure in five-minute intervals. The required dose depends on the prescription of the doctor.

There are common side effects due to the usage of Carbacholin. Some of the side effects include teary eyes, stinging or burning sensation, perspiration, cephalalgia, dizziness, nausea and low vision.

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

Before using the medication, it is important to consult your doctor and undergo a thorough check up of your retina to determine if there is risk of retinal detachment.

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

Carbacholin may affect vision during nighttime 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 Carbacholin. Consult your doctor to see if it is safe to use contact lenses after the medication has been administered. Some of the preservatives used with Carbacholin may result in the 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 Carbacholin. This is important because some medications may react when used together with Carbacholin.

Since this medication is used for the eyes, never use the medication 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.

Carbacholin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of carbacholin

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

Generic name: Carbachol

Brand name(s): 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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