Carbachol is primarily used to treat glaucoma.


What is Carbachol?

Carbachol works by stimulating contraction of the iris and other parts of the eye. In this way, it reduces intraocular pressure.


How should Carbachol be taken?

Carbachol is administered in the form of eye drops.


Side effects associated with Carbachol

Carbachol can hinder vision and increase sensitivity to light.


Among the other possible side effects of carbachol include the following:


  • Excessive lacrimation
  • Temporary burning or pricking of the eyes  


 It is important to contact a doctor immediately if you experience:


  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
  • Bladder problems
  • Vision problems
  • Eye irritation
  • Swelling of the eyes or eyelids
  • Redness
  • Headache
  • Excessive sweating
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Persistent hindered vision
  • Stomach cramps


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Carbachol

Carbachol is contraindicated in case of acute swelling of the iris.


Before starting treatment with carbachol, it is important to tell your doctor if:  


  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or to any other drugs, food and various substances
  • You are taking any other medications, herbal remedies or supplements. Mentioning in particular:  beta blockers and Fans
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from heart problems, high or low blood pressure, COPD, asthma, ulcers or gastrointestinal spasms, urinary blocks, eye infections or eye damage, hyperthyroidism or Parkinson’s disease
  • You have recently experienced a myocardial infarction
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding