Vuity (pilocarpine hydrochloride) is a prescription drug that’s used to treat blurry vision. The drug comes as an eye drop. It’s usually given once per day.

Vuity is used in adults to treat presbyopia (a condition that makes it hard to focus quickly on near objects).

The active ingredient in Vuity is pilocarpine hydrochloride. (An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.) Vuity belongs to a group of drugs called cholinergic agonists.

This article describes the dosage of Vuity, as well as its strength and how it’s used. To learn more about Vuity, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

This section describes the usual dosages of Vuity. Keep reading to learn more.

What is Vuity’s form?

Vuity is available as an eye drop.

What strength does Vuity come in?

Vuity comes in one strength of 1.25%.

What are the usual dosages of Vuity?

Your doctor will likely start you on the recommended dosage of Vuity that provides the desired effect.

The information below describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. But be sure to use the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. They’ll determine the best dosage to fit your needs.

Dosage for presbyopia

The typical Vuity dosage for adults with presbyopia is 1 drop in each eye once per day. Your doctor may also recommend a second dose (1 drop in each eye) 3–6 hours after the first dose.

Is Vuity used long term?

Yes, Vuity is usually used as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that it’s safe and effective for your condition, you’ll likely use it long term.

The dosage of Vuity you’re prescribed may depend on several factors. These include:

  • the severity of the condition you’re using the drug to treat
  • your age
  • other medications you may be taking

Vuity is available as eye drops. You’ll place 1 drop in each eye once per day as directed by your doctor to improve blurry vision when seeing close objects.

If you wear contact lenses, remove them before placing Vuity eye drops. Do not wear contact lenses for at least 10 minutes after placing Vuity drops in your eyes.

Do not touch the Vuity eye dropper tip to any surface. This can contaminate Vuity eye drops.

Keep in mind that Vuity may dim or darken your vision temporarily. Use caution when driving at night or operating machinery that requires clear vision.

Talk with your doctor right away if you notice floaters or flashing lights or have a loss of vision with Vuity.

For information on the expiration, storage, and disposal of Vuity, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Accessible drug containers and labels

Some pharmacies provide medication labels that:

  • have large print
  • use braille
  • feature a code you can scan with a smartphone to change the text to audio

Your doctor or pharmacist may be able to recommend pharmacies that offer these accessibility features if your current pharmacy doesn’t.

If you miss a dose of Vuity, use it as soon as you remember. But if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and give your next dose at its usual time.

If you’re not sure whether you should give a missed dose, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

If you need help remembering to use your dose of Vuity on time, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or downloading a reminder app on your phone.

Do not use more Vuity than your doctor prescribes, as this can lead to harmful effects.

What to do in case you use too much Vuity

Call your doctor right away if you think you’ve used too much Vuity. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach America’s Poison Centers or use its online resource. But if you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 (or your local emergency number) or go to the nearest emergency room.

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about Vuity’s dosage.

Is Vuity’s dosage similar to the dosages of Qlosi?

The forms and how often you use each drug are similar. Vuity (pilocarpine hydrochloride) and Qlosi (pilocarpine hydrochloride) are both approved to treat presbyopia.

They have the same active ingredient, pilocarpine hydrochloride. (An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.)

Both medications are available as eye drops, but they come in different strengths. Vuity comes in a strength of 1.25%, and Qlosi comes in a strength of 0.4%.

Vuity’s dosage is 1 drop in each eye once per day. But Qlosi’s dosage is different. You can use Qlosi as needed. The dosage for Qlosi is 1 drop per eye one to two times per day.

Your doctor will prescribe the drug and the dosage that’s right for you. To learn more about how these drugs compare, talk with your doctor.

How long does it take for Vuity to start working?

Vuity usually starts to work within 30 minutes of your dose. You should notice an improvement in your near vision after you apply the drops. Talk with your doctor if you don’t notice any improvement in your presbyopia after using Vuity.

If you have other questions about what to expect from your Vuity treatment, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

The sections above describe the usual dosages provided by the manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Vuity for you, they’ll prescribe the dosage that’s right for you.

Remember, you should not change your dosage of Vuity without your doctor’s recommendation. Only use Vuity exactly as prescribed. Talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your current dosage.

Here are some examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor:

  • Can I use Vuity more than once per day?
  • Would I have a higher risk of side effects from Vuity if I’m using other eye medications?
  • Will I need a dosage adjustment for Vuity if I have glaucoma?

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