Miostat

Generic Name: Carbachol

  • What is Miostat?

    Miostat is an intraocular medicine (injected into the eye) that is used to constrict the pupils of your eye during surgery. Miostat is also used to decrease the pressure in your eye in the first 24 hours after a cataract surgery.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Miostat?

    Miostat is for single-dose only for the eye. Your doctor should discard any unused solution after opening Miostat.

    Miostat should be used only if the container is not damaged.

    Miostat should be used with caution if you have heart problems, asthma, certain stomach problems, an overactive thyroid gland, urinary tract blockage, or Parkinson's disease.

  • Who should not take Miostat?

    Your doctor will not use Miostat if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Miostat?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Miostat. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart problems, asthma, certain stomach problems, an overactive thyroid gland, urinary tract blockage, or Parkinson's disease.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you, based on your condition.

  • How should I take Miostat?

    Your doctor will administer Miostat for you.

  • What should I avoid while taking Miostat?

    Your doctor will not use Miostat if the container is damaged.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Miostat?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Miostat at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Miostat?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: abdominal cramps, clouding of the cornea (the clear tissue over the pupil of the eye), corneal or other eye problems, flushing, headache, stomach problems, sweating, tightness in the urinary bladder

  • Can I receive Miostat if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Miostat during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Miostat?

    Miostat should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.

  • How should I store Miostat?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.