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Pilocarpine

Contributor(s): Sheryl Krohne

Introduction

Name

  • Pilocarpine.

Class of drug

  • Parasympathomimetic miotic.

Description

Chemical name

  • (3S-cis)-3-ethyldihydro-4-[(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methyl]-2(3H)-furanone.

Molecular formula

  • C11H16N2O2.

Physical properties

  • Solution.

Uses

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Indications

  • Management of glaucoma Glaucoma.
  • Penetrates the cornea producing miosis within 15 min and is effective for 6 to 8 hours.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant BSmall Animal Formulary.(1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • Regnier A & Ward D (1999)Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.In:Veterinary Ophthalmology3rd edn. Ed K Gelatt. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
  • Plumb D (1999)Veterinary Drug Handbook.3rd edn. Ames: Iowa State University Press.

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