Carbocholine review

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

Carbocholine is a cholinergic medication distributed under the brand names Miostat, Isopto Carbochol and Carboptic and is used to treat patients with eye conditions like glaucoma and during eye surgery. Carbocholine is a prescription 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, eye drops. It is best to wash your hands before administering the medication to avoid infections.

When administering the eye drops, tilt your head back and gently pull the lower eyelid down. Position the dropper just above the eye. The dosage is determined by your physician and is based on your 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 known side effects include teary eyes, stinging or burning sensation, sweating, headache, dizziness, nausea and low vision. Though rare, retinal detachment may occur and may lead to blindness. If any of these side effects occur, seek immediate medical attention. Before using Carbocholine, 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.

Carbocholine 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 Carbocholine 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 Carbocholine 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 Carbocholine. This is necessary because some medications may react negatively when taken with Carbocholine.

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.

Carbocholine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of carbocholine

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

Generic name: Carbachol

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

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