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Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops

Manufactured byCENTAUR PHARMACEUTICALS PVT.LTD
ContainsPilocarpine
Description
Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops is a topical preparation used in the treatment of ocular hypertension and glaucoma. These are conditions characterised by increased intra-ocular pressure (increased fluid pressure within your eyeballs) due to an imbalance in the production and drainage of the fluid in your eyes. It works by increasing the drainage of fluid from your eyes, thus lowering pressure inside the eyes. Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops may also be used to counteract the effects of certain medications that cause dilation of the pupil (the small black circle in the centre of the eye that controls the amount of light entering the eyes). Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops shows some common side effects like blurred vision, dry eyes, and burning sensations in the eyes. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you for a long time or worsen. Avoid driving vehicles immediately after using this medicine, as your vision might be a little blurry. Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops is for external use only. Your doctor will determine the dose and duration of treatment based on your condition. Instill the eye drop as instructed by your doctor. Use it for the recommended duration for maximum benefits. Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops is not recommended if you are allergic to this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are using contact lenses and/or taking any medicines. Also, if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops

  • Blurred vision
  • Eye irritation
  • Headache
  • Stinging, burning, or discomfort in the eye

Uses of Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Intraocular hypertension
  • Open angle Glaucoma
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma
  • Induction of miosis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops can be observed within 10 to 30 minutes after instilling the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Due to the lack of safety information, use Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops while breastfeeding only upon your doctor's recommendation.

Allergy

Avoid using Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops if you are allergic to them. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as severe itching, redness, eye irritation, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light.

Uveitis

Uveitis is the swelling of the middle layer of the eye. Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops is not recommended for use if you have uveitis as it may worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

Due to the lack of safety information, use Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops while breastfeeding only upon your doctor's recommendation.
General warnings

Contact lens

Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops is not recommended for use if you are wearing soft contact lenses. The lens should be removed prior to administration of the eye drops and can be reinserted 15 minutes post-administration.

Driving or operating machines

Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops may cause blurred vision. Avoid performing activities such as driving vehicles or operating machines if your vision becomes blurred.

Missed Dose

Administer the missed dose of Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Never use more than the recommended dose. Consult a doctor in case of an overdose of Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Atropine

Ipratropium

Loxapine

Clozapine

Disease interactions

Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment is an emergency situation in which a thin layer of tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye pulls away from its supporting tissues. Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops should be used with caution as it may occasionally cause retinal detachment. The risk is especially higher in the case of the elderly, or if you have other retinal disorders or a history of retinal detachment.

Cataract

Use of Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops may cause cataracts (the clouding of the lens of the eye). Hence it should be used with caution if you have cataracts.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Instill Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops as instructed by your doctor. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to squeeze the eye drop from the dropper. Remember to use it at the same time each day. This medicine is for external use only. Avoid contact with the mouth, nose, or open wounds. Rinse immediately with water if it comes in contact with these areas. Wash your hands before you apply the eye drop. To prevent contamination, avoid touching the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. If you are using any other eye medication, wait for five minutes after using Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Pilopress 2 % Eye Drops work by reducing the fluid pressure inside the eyes as well as reducing the size of the pupil.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Ophthalmic glaucoma agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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Drugs, H., 2022. Pilocarpine Ophthalmic: MedlinePlus Drug Information. [online] Medlineplus.gov. Available at: < [Accessed 14 April 2022].

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Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2022. DailyMed - PILOCARPINE HYDROCHLORIDE- pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution solution/ drops. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 14 April 2022].

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=84428e9a-f486-44d9-ad93-4ea9069a6787>
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Information on this page was last updated on 27 Jun 2022

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