Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Solution Rx
Starting At $112.19

Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Solution Rx

  • Usually ships within one business day with veterinary approval.

  • Requires veterinary authorization.

  • Your pet's veterinarian will provide directions for use.

What is Pilocarpine Ophthalmic Solution for Dogs?

  • Pilocarpine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution is a prescription medication used to treat two conditions that cause the eyes to lose hydration: primary glaucoma and dry eye.
  • These sterile drops make the pupils of the eye constrict and also improve the fluid drainage from the eye to reduce pressure.

Why do dogs use Pilocarpine?

  • Veterinarians prescribe Pilocarpine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution as an effective remedy for dogs with primary glaucoma or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS)—also called “dry eye.”
  • Neurogenic keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a disorder of the tear glands that causes insufficient tear production.
  • Dogs can have dry eye because of disease of the immune system or an injury.
  • Some breeds are also prone to dry eye, including Cocker Spaniels, Lhasa Apsos, and Bulldogs.

What else should I know about Pilocarpine?

  • Prescribed to treat primary glaucoma.
  • Treats keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) or “dry eye”.
  • Dropper top bottle for convenient application.
  • There are approximately 20 drops per milliliter in the solution.
  • Store at room temperature, away from moisture and sunlight.

What problems could my dog have with Pilocarpine?

  • Do not use the Pilocarpine if it changes color, becomes cloudy, or you see particles in the solution.
  • Side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, increased salivation, increased urination, and coughing. Contact your veterinarian if these are persistant or worsening.

How do you use Pilocarpine?

  • Use proper administration techniques to avoid contamination of the Pilocarpine. Keep the cap on the bottle when not in use.
  • Wait 5 minutes after placing the Pilocarpine in the eye before administering any other eye medications.

What is in Pilocarpine?

  • The drug Pilocarpine is cholinergic agonist.
  • It stimulates the nerves to increase tear production.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • Pilocarpine is sold as an FDA approved generic drug. Brand may vary from order to order and variation to variation. We are unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.

Is it important for my dog to finish all of the Pilocarpine?

  • Dogs may use Pilocarpine for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.