Tropicamide


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: Ophth Production of mydriasis As 0.5% soln: Instill 1-2 drops 15-20 mins before examination. Production of cycloplegia As 1% soln: Instill 1-2 drops, repeated after 5 mins. May instill another drop after 20-30 mins for prolonged effect.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Narrow-angle glaucoma or shallow anterior chamber.
Special Precautions
Elderly, children, pregnancy. Hypertension, hyperthyroidism, DM, cardiac disorders. To reduce systemic absorption, press on the lacrimal sac for 1-2 minutes following instillation. Do not drive or engage in hazardous activities and protect eyes from bright illumination when pupils are dilated. May fail to produce adequate cycloplegia in children.
Adverse Reactions
Increased intraocular pressure, transient stinging, dry mouth, blurred vision, photophobia, tachycardia, headache, superficial punctate keratitis, systemic anticholinergic effects, severe CNS disturbances in children (rare).
Drug Interactions
May antagonise effects of ophthalmic carbachol, pilocarpine, or cholinesterase inhibitors.
CIMS Class
ATC Classification
S01FA06 - tropicamide ; Belongs to the class of anticholinergics used as mydriatics and cycloplegics.
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