- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Isopto Carpine* used for?
Generic for Isopto Carpine* (Pilocarpine) is an ophthalmic solution used to treat glaucoma and other conditions of the eye. By causing constriction of the eye pupil and by draining excess fluid from the eye, Pilocarpine lowers high pressure inside the eyes. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Isopto Carpine*?
The dosage of Generic for Isopto Carpine* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Wash your hands before applying Generic for Isopto Carpine* eye drops. Do not let the dropper tip touch your eyes or any other surface.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Isopto Carpine*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Isopto Carpine* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Isopto Carpine*?
Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Isopto Carpine*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Isopto Carpine*?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Isopto Carpine*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Isopto Carpine*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Isopto Carpine* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Isopto Carpine* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Isopto Carpine* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Isopto Carpine* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Isopto Carpine* can cause side effects such as headache, browache, and eye irritation, stinging, or burning.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Isopto Carpine*?
Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Isopto Carpine* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Isopto Carpine*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Isopto Carpine*?
How will Generic for Isopto Carpine* work in my body?
How should Generic for Isopto Carpine* be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Isopto Carpine* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Isopto Carpine* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.