Carbocholin review

Carbocholin 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. Carbocholin can also be helpful in narrowing the pupils during cataract surgery.

Carbocholin 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. Carbocholin is a prescribed medication and can only be used by patients who have been given a prescription by their physician.

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 physician 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 Carbocholin, consult your physician 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.

Carbocholin 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 Carbocholin drops. Consult your physician 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 Carbocholin can cause a discoloration of the contact lenses.

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

Because this medication is used in the eyes, do not 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 your physician to check.

Carbocholin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of carbocholin

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

Generic name: Carbachol

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

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