How to Take Atropine Ophthalmic and Dose of Atropine Ophthalmic


Find out how to take Atropine Ophthalmic (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Atropine Ophthalmic


How it should be taken  

It comes as eye drops and eye ointment, to instill over the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

As 0.5-1% solution: 1-2 drops 4 times/day.

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.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an anticholinergic agent, prescribed for inflammatory eye disorders. It is used to dilate (widen) the pupil.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.
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