Carbacholine review

Carbacholine is used 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. Carbacholine is also helpful in narrowing the pupils of the eyes during cataract surgery.

Carbacholine or Carbamylcholine is a cholinergic, which is being distributed under the brand names Miostat, Carbastat, Isopto Carbacholine and Carboptic. It is used to treat patients with eye problems like glaucoma and is used during eye surgery.

Carbacholine is a prescribed medication and can only be used by patients given a prescription by their doctor.

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

When administering the eye drops, allow the head to be tilted backwards then pull the lower eyelid downwards. Position the dropper just above the eye. The dosage is determined by the doctor and is 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.

There are common side effects due to the usage of Carbacholine. Some of the side effects include teary eyes, stinging or burning sensation, sweating, headache, 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 Carbacholine. 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.

Carbacholine 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 Carbacholine. 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 Carbacholine 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 Carbacholine. This is important because some medications may react when used together with Carbacholine.

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.

Carbacholine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of carbacholine

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

Generic name: Carbachol

Brand name(s): Carbacholin, 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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