Pilagan is used for treatment of glaucoma by lowering the eye pressure. It is also used to lower the pressure in the eye in other circumstances when increased pressure might occur, such as before or after surgery. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Before using Pilagan Drops contact lenses should be removed. Wait 15 minutes before putting your contacts back in after using Pilagan Drops. Unless told otherwise by your doctor, wash your hands, tilt your head back. Using your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Drop the medicine into the pouch and gently close your eyes. Immediately use your finger to apply pressure to the inside corner of the eye and continue to apply pressure for 1 or 2 minutes after using the medicine. Do not blink. Keep your eyes closed for 1 or 2 minutes. Remove excess medicine around your eye with a clean tissue, being careful not to touch your eye. Wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them. To prevent germs from entering your medicine, do not touch the dropper tip to any surface, including your eye. Keep the container tightly closed.
Before taking Pilagan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, if you are allergic to any ingredient in Pilagan, if you have heart failure, high or low blood pressure, have ever had a heart attack, have asthma, have stomach ulcer or stomach spasms, epilepsy, hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid), have blockage of your urinary tract or difficulty urinating, or have Parkinson's disease, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast–feeding. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Pilagan while you are pregnant. It is not known if Pilagan passes into breast milk. If you are or will be breast–feeding while you use Pilagan, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Some medicines may interact with Pilagan. Therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Tell you doctor if you have any type of retinal disease, if you have had a retinal tear, if you are nearsighted, or if you have had cataract surgery. These conditions may increase the risk of retinal detachment. Avoid other eye medications unless your doctor approves.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Possible Side Effects
Some of the Possible Side Effects are- burning, stinging, red, or tearing eyes, eyelid muscle twitches, headache, or decreased vision in poor light. Contact your doctor if any of these or other side effects occur. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, swelling of your lips, face, or tongue, or hives), abdominal cramps or diarrhea, watering mouth, excessive sweating, urinary incontinence, muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, or an irregular heartbeat.
Store Pilagan at room temperature. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Pilagan out of the reach of children.
If overdose is suspected seek medical attention immediately. Some of the symptoms of Pilagan overdose are- sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, watering mouth, and tearing eyes.
Pilagan may cause blurred vision. These effects may worsen if Pilagan is taken with alcohol or certain other medications. Use Pilagan with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to this drug. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. Pilagan should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not take less or more or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
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