Pilopine HS

Generic Name: Pilocarpine

  • What is Pilopine HS?

    Pilopine HS is an eye gel used to lower pressure in your eyes.

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

    Initially, you can experience some difficulty applying the gel or mild symptoms such as blurred vision in the morning. This is normal and you will become accustomed to it.

    If you have difficulty seeing in the dark, use caution when you drive at night and when you perform other dangerous activities in poor lighting.

  • Who should not take Pilopine HS?

    Do not apply Pilopine HS if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Pilopine HS. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have acute iritis (inflammation of the iris, the colored part of the eye), are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • 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: Apply a 1/2 inch ribbon in the affected eye(s) once a day at bedtime.

  • How should I take Pilopine HS?

    Apply Pilopine HS as prescribed by your doctor. Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use your eye gel.

    If you are using Pilopine HS with another eye drop, the medications should be used at least 5 minutes apart.

  • What should I avoid while taking Pilopine HS?

    Do not allow the tube tip of the dispensing container to contact any surface, as this can contaminate Pilopine HS.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Pilopine HS?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Pilopine HS 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 Pilopine HS?

    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: burning or discomfort of the eye, inflammation of the cornea (transparent front part of your eye), involuntary muscle contractions of the eye, nearsightedness, tearing

  • Can I receive Pilopine HS if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Pilopine HS 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 Pilopine HS?

    If you miss a dose of Pilopine HS, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Pilopine HS?

    Store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat and do not freeze.