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Generic Name
Pilocarpine Nitrate (Ophthalmic)
Trade Name
Pilocarpine Optifilm
Manufacturer
Amoun
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • parasympathomimetic used topically in eyes for treatment of glucoma or induction of miosis.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Ophthalmic pilocarpine maybe absorped systemically.
  • Limited human data. Single report of use of this drug in combination with oral acetazolamine, and topical timolol resulted in neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia and acidosis.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Unknown excretion into breast milk.
  • Problems have not been documented in humans.
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