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Generic Name: Miostat

What is this medicine?

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

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

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.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

This medicine may interact with the following medications:
  • cyclopentolate

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.

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 these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • blurred vision
  • diarrhea
  • flushing
  • headache
  • sweating

Where should I keep my medicine?

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

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.


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