Treating certain types of glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) alone or in combination with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Pilopine HS Gel is a direct-acting miotic. It works by lowering the fluid pressure inside the eyeball by increasing fluid drainage from the eyeball. It also causes the pupils to constrict or get smaller (miosis).
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Pilopine HS Gel. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Pilopine HS Gel. However, no specific interactions with Pilopine HS Gel are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if Pilopine HS Gel may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Pilopine HS Gel as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Pilopine HS Gel.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Blurred vision; change in vision; eye irritation; eyelid twitching; headache at the temples or around the eyes; increased tearing; nearsightedness; redness or swelling of the eye; temporary stinging or burning.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); detachment of the retina; poor vision at night.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include asthma; blurred vision; diarrhea; fainting; increased saliva; increased sweating; irregular heartbeat; low blood pressure; nausea; slow pulse; tremor; vomiting.Proper storage of Pilopine HS Gel:
Store Pilopine HS Gel between 36 and 80 degrees F (2 and 27 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Pilopine HS Gel out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Pilopine HS Gel. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.