Carbochol review

Carbochol is used to treat glaucoma and is given during ophthalmic surgeries. The medication is available as an eye drop and works by eliminating the pressure to the eyes of patients with glaucoma. Carbochol can also be helpful in narrowing the pupils of the eyes during cataract surgery.

Carbochol or Carbamylcholine is a cholinergic medication distributed under the brand names Miostat, Isopto Carbochol and Carboptic. It is used to treat patients with eye conditions like glaucoma and during eye surgery. Carbochol is a prescribed medication and can only be used by patients who have been given a prescription by their doctor.

This medication is administered to the eyes through intraocular solution, or an eye drop. It is best to wash your hands before administering the medication to avoid infections.

When administering the eye drops, tilt your head backwards and gently pull the lower eyelid downwards. Position the dropper just above the eye. The dosage is determined by the doctor and is based on the patient’s condition. Squeeze the dropper for a drop of the medication then gently close the eye. If more drops are required, repeat the procedure in five-minute intervals.

Common side effects include teary eyes, stinging or burning sensation, sweating, headache, dizziness, nausea and low vision. Though rare, retinal detachment may occur in some patients and may lead to blindness. If any of these side effects occur, seek immediate medical attention. Before using Carbochol, consult your doctor and undergo a thorough check up of your retina to determine the risk of retinal detachment.

Avoid touching the dropper to avoid an infection in the eyes. When administering the medication, put a little pressure on the innermost corner of the eye after each drop.

Carbochol may affect vision at night so patients should refrain from driving, sports or operating a machine.

If you wear contact lenses, remove them before administering Carbochol drops. Consult your doctor to determine if it is safe to use contact lenses after the medication has been administered. Patients should know that some of the preservatives in Carbochol can cause a discoloration of the contact lenses.

If you are using other eye medication including suprofen, flurbipron ketorolac and diclofenac, inform your doctor prior to the use of Carbochol. This is necessary since some medications may react negatively when taken with Carbochol.

Because this medication is used in the eyes, never use the medication when you notice discoloration or particles in the medication to avoid risking your eyesight. If you notice either of these conditions, take the medicine to the doctor to check.

Carbochol has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of carbochol

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

Generic name: Carbachol

Brand name(s): Carbacholin, Carbacholine, Carbacolina, Carbaminocholine Chloride, Carbaminoylcholine chloride, Carbamiotin, Carbastat, 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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