Milton Keynes Formulary
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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11-06 Miotics

Pilocarpine
Formulary

Eye drops 1%, 2%, 4% 

Notes:

  • A darkly pigmented iris may require a higher concentration of pilocarpine or more frequent administration. Care should be taken to avoid over dosage.
  • Fundus examination is advised before starting treatment with a miotic.
  • Intra-ocular pressure and visual fields should be monitored in those with chronic simple glaucoma and those receiving long-term treatment with a miotic.
  • Miotics should be used with caution in cardiac disease, hypertension, asthma, peptic ulceration, urinary-tract obstruction and Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Miotics are contra-indicated in conditions where pupillary constriction is undesirable such as acute iritis, anterior uveitis and some forms of secondary glaucoma.
  • Miotics should be avoided in acute inflammatory disease of the anterior segment.

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Pilocarpine preservative free
Formulary

Single use eye drops 2%

Notes:

  • A darkly pigmented iris may require a higher concentration of pilocarpine or more frequent administration. Care should be taken to avoid over dosage.
  • Fundus examination is advised before starting treatment with a miotic.
  • Intra-ocular pressure and visual fields should be monitored in those with chronic simple glaucoma and those receiving long-term treatment with a miotic.
  • Miotics should be used with caution in cardiac disease, hypertension, asthma, peptic ulceration, urinary-tract obstruction and Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Miotics are contra-indicated in conditions where pupillary constriction is undesirable such as acute iritis, anterior uveitis and some forms of secondary glaucoma.
  • Miotics should be avoided in acute inflammatory disease of the anterior segment.

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Pilocaprine long acting Pilogel®
Non Formulary

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