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Pilocarpine (Pilocarpine) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Pilocarpine reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Pilocarpine has an overall score of 3. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 4. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Pilocarpine review by 38 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   high intraocular pressure (glaucoma)
Dosage & duration:   one drop 3 times a day, both eyes (dosage frequency: every day) for the period of ten years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
Reported Results
Benefits:   The drug caused the iris to contract so that the drains that relieve fluid buildup causing high pressure are pulled open. While using the drug the pressure in my eyes remained stable but high. It had the added benefit of sharpening my vision for a long time so that I did not need to wear glasses for reading phonebooks,etc.
Side effects:   The iris atrophied. It is now impossible for my pupil to open to adjust to changing light conditions. The iris aslo scarred to the lense making a followup cataract removal operation complicated. The drug sped up the formation of cataracts.
Comments:   The drug in drop form was put in each eye three times a day. It was a nuisance to have to carry it with me for mid day application. The chemicals in the drops sting and leave your eyes watering for a minute or so. Otherwise it was easy to use, although the proper technique for putting in the drops without touching the eyeball takes a little practice and a steady hand

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