Isopto Atropine

Isopto Atropine

atropine

Manufacturer:

Alcon

Distributor:

DKSH
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Atropine sulfate
Indications/Uses
Mydriasis & cycloplegia. Iris refraction or dilation desired in acute inflammatory iris & uveal tract conditions.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult Uveitis Instill 1 drop tds. Refraction Instill 1 drop, repeated 1 hr prior to exam. Older childn Uveitis Instill 1 drop tds. Refraction Instill 1 drop bd for 1-2 days prior to exam or 1 hr prior to exam.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to atropine sulfate, belladonna alkaloids. Known or suspected angle-closure glaucoma or tendency towards glaucoma. Childn <12 yr, w/ Down's syndrome, spastic paralysis or brain damage.
Special Precautions
Not for internal use. Increased risk of induced psychotic reactions & behavioural disturbances. Determine IOP & estimated anterior chamber depth of angle prior to therapy. Light sensitivity. May cause irritation due to benzalkonium Cl. Avoid contact w/ container tip & soft contact lens. Remove contact lens prior to application & wait 15 min before reinsertion. Febrile patients exposed to elevated environmental temp. Excessive & prolonged use. Wait at least 5 min between application of >1 eye medication. May affect ability to drive & use machines. Renal or hepatic impairment. Not recommended in women of childbearing potential & during pregnancy. Not to be used during lactation. Premature & low birth wt childn w/ Down's syndrome, spastic paralysis or brain damage; fair-skinned childn w/ blue eyes. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Hypersensitivity; hallucination, confusional state, disorientation; dizziness, headache; eyelid oedema, photophobia, blurred vision, mydriasis; tachycardia, bradycardia; intestinal obstruction, abdominal distension, vomiting; erythema, rash; pyrexia.
Drug Interactions
Enhanced effects w/ other antimuscarinic drugs eg, amantadine, some antihistamines, phenothiazine antipsychotics, TCAs.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
S01FA01 - atropine ; Belongs to the class of anticholinergics used as mydriatics and cycloplegics.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Isopto Atropine ophth drops 1%
Packing/Price
5 mL x 1's
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