Acetylcholine

Name: Acetylcholine

Uses of Acetylcholine

  • It is used during eye surgery.

How do I store and/or throw out Acetylcholine?

  • If you need to store this medicine at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.

Pharmacologic Category

  • Cholinergic Agonist
  • Ophthalmic Agent, Miotic

Dosing Geriatric

Refer to adult dosing.

Dosing Renal Impairment

There are no dosage adjustments provided in the manufacturer's labeling.

Reconstitution

Reconstitute in an aseptic environment immediately before use.

Patient Education

• Discuss specific use of drug and side effects with patient as it relates to treatment. (HCAHPS: During this hospital stay, were you given any medicine that you had not taken before? Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for? How often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?)

• Have patient report immediately to prescriber sudden vision changes, severe eye irritation, or eye pain (HCAHPS).

• Educate patient about signs of a significant reaction (eg, wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat). Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Patient should consult prescriber for additional questions.

Intended Use and Disclaimer: Should not be printed and given to patients. This information is intended to serve as a concise initial reference for healthcare professionals to use when discussing medications with a patient. You must ultimately rely on your own discretion, experience and judgment in diagnosing, treating and advising patients.

Acetylcholine Interactions

This is not a complete list of Acetylcholinedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C

Lactation: Excretion in milk unknown; use with caution

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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