General Information On Isopto-Carbochol
Isopto-Carbochol is indicated in the treatment of ocular hypertension (high pressure in the eye). Some eye diseases including glaucoma induce high pressure in the eye which can lead to vision loss, nerve damage, and blindness. The medication is specifically prescribed to lower the pressure within the eye and prevent damages caused by such conditions.
Carbachol, the main active ingredient in Isopto-Carbochol , belongs to a group of medicines known as parasympathomimetics. It works by increasing the flow of aqueous humor, which helps reduce pressure within the eye.
Isopto-Carbochol is available in the form of an ophthalmic solution. It is supplied in two different concentrations- Isopto-Carbochol 1.5% and Isopto-Carbochol 3.0%, with a 1.5% and 3.0% concentration of the active ingredient Carbachol respectively.
The drug is a prescription medication, so you need to consult your doctor before you buy Isopto-Carbochol online.
Side effects of Isopto-Carbochol
Isopto-Carbochol may cause mild to severe side effects in some people. Eye pain, change in distance or near vision, burning or stinging sensation in the eye, and blurred vision are some more common but less serious side effects associated with the medication. Twitching of the eyelids, redness or irritation in the eyes, and headache are also some less serious side effects that occur very rarely in patients using Isopto-Carbochol. If any side effects persist or become bothersome, consult your doctor.
Some people may also experience severe side effects after using the medication. Vomiting, diarrhea, fainting, frequent urge to pass urine, increased sweating, stomach pain/cramps, irregular heartbeat, drooling, shortness of breath, redness or flushing of the face, unusual weakness/tiredness, tightness in the chest, or wheezing are some severe side effects associated with Isopto-Carbochol. These side effects occur when the medicine gets absorbed in the body in large amounts. Stop using the medication and consult your doctor immediately if you notice or experience severe side effects after using Isopto-Carbochol.
Isopto-Carbochol is listed as a category C pregnancy drug. It is not known whether it passes into breast milk and how it may affect the nursing baby. Therefore, nursing mothers, pregnant women, and women planning to get pregnant should buy Isopto-Carbochol only after learning about the risks and benefits of using Isopto-Carbochol eye drops.
Dosage of Isopto-Carbochol
Your doctor will provide specific instructions regarding use of the medication. The dosage of Isopto-Carbochol depends on the strength of the ophthalmic solution recommended in the treatment. The recommended dose for adults and children for the treatment of glaucoma is one drop of Isopto-Carbochol in the eye, 1-3 times daily. Your doctor may recommend a different dose.
Do not use more medication than the recommended amount as it will not help in faster recovery and may also cause side effects.
Isopto-Carbochol may potentially interact with other medicines you are using and cause side effects. Before you buy Isopto-Carbochol of any strength, inform your doctor about every medicine you are using, which includes prescription medications, over the counter drugs and herbal supplements. Before starting the treatment, tell him/her specifically about any eye medicines or NSAIDs medicines (such as Flurbiprofen, Diclofenac, Suprofen, Ketorolac) you are using.