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Antiglaucoma Agents, Cholinergic, Long-acting (Ophthalmic)

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antiglaucoma agent, ophthalmic - Demecarium; Echothiophate; Isoflurophate
  • Cyclostimulant, accommodative esotropia - Demecarium; Echothiophate; Isoflurophate
  • Diagnostic aid, accommodative esotropia - Demecarium; Echothiophate; Isoflurophate

Demecarium, echothiophate, and isoflurophate are used in the eye to treat certain types of glaucoma and other eye conditions, such as accommodative esotropia. They may also be used in the diagnosis of certain eye conditions, such as accommodative esotropia.

These medicines are available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Demecarium
    • Ophthalmic solution (eye drops) (U.S.)
  • Echothiophate
    • Ophthalmic solution (eye drops) (U.S. and Canada)
  • Isoflurophate
    • Ophthalmic ointment (eye ointment) (France)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Humorsol 1
  • Phospholine Iodide 2

In Canada -

  • Phospholine Iodide 2
  • Diflupyl 3
  • Other commonly used names are: DFP , difluorophate , dyflos , and ecothiopate


    For quick reference, the following medicines are numbered to match the corresponding brand names.

    This information applies to the following medicines:
    1. Demecarium (dem-e-KARE-ee-um)†
    2. Echothiophate (ek-oh-THYE-oh-fate)
    3. Isoflurophate (eye-soe-FLURE-oh-fate)*†
    * Not commercially available in the U.S.
    † Not commercially available in Canada


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