Generic Name : Atropine Ophthalmic Pronunciation : a troe peen Therapeutic Classification : Anticholinergics ICD Code : Y51.3
India- Atp, Atrisolon, Atro, Atron, Atropine E, Atropine S, Atroren-P, Atrosun, Topin, Tropine.
International- Atropine Care, Atropisol, Isopto, Ocu-Tropine. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an anticholinergic agent, prescribed for inflammatory eye disorders. It is used to dilate (widen) the pupil. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with narrow angle glaucoma (increased eye pressure), who are using soft lenses and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
As 0.5-1% solution: 1-2 drops 4 times/day. How it should be taken :
It comes as eye drops and eye ointment, to instill over the affected eyes as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of down syndrome, numbness, prostate enlargement, difficulty in urinating, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid contact with mouth; if it is swallowed becomes harmful.
* It may cause blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Patient may develop with photosensitivity; to avoid this problem wear sunglasses. Side Effects :
Eye irritation and redness, swelling of the eyelids, sensitivity to bright light, dry mouth, red or dry eye and blurred vision.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.
Comment & Contribute
Ask an Expert