Carbachol solution for eye injection

July 17, 2018

Carbachol solution for eye injection

What is this medicine?

CARBACHOL (kahr buh kawl) is used to decrease eye pressure during certain kinds of eye surgery.

How should I use this medicine?

This does not apply. This medicine will be given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • eye pain

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • nausea, vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • blurred vision

  • diarrhea

  • flushing

  • headache

  • sweating

What may interact with this medicine?

This medicine may interact with the following medications:

  • cyclopentolate

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • difficulty urinating

  • heart disease

  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma

  • Parkinson's disease

  • stomach or intestine problems

  • thyroid disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to carbachol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • breast-feeding

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

This medicine can make your vision blurry. You may find it is difficult to see, especially at night. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires clear vision until you know how this medicine affects you.

If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor or health care professional when you can use your lenses again.


July 17, 2018