Pilocarpine Pet Medication
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Pilocarpine used for?
Pilocarpine is a miotic agent used in the treatment of canine primary glaucoma only.
- How Pilocarpine should be used?
Pilocarpine is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice to use this medication in dogs. The usual dose in dogs is one drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times a day.
- What are the side effects?
Pilocarpine can cause local irritation when first used. Pilocarpine may cause systemic effects including vomiting, diarrhea and increased salivation.
- What special precautions are there?
Pilocarpine should not be used in secondary glaucoma. Wash hands before administering eye drops. Do not touch the dropper tip to the skin or eye.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose that may occur include vomiting, diarrhea and increased salivation.
- How should I store Pilocarpine?
Store this medication at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children or pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.