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Atropine Ophthalmic - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Atropine Ophthalmic

Generic Name : Atropine Ophthalmic
Pronunciation : a troe peen
Latest prescription information about Atropine Ophthalmic. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Anticholinergics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Atropine Ophthalmic

India- Atp, Atrisolon, Atro, Atron, Atropine E, Atropine S, Atroren-P, Atrosun, Topin, Tropine.
International- Atropine Care, Atropisol, Isopto, Ocu-Tropine.
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Overview of Atropine Ophthalmic

Atropine is used for treating temporary blockade of severe or deadly muscarinic effects.

Why is Atropine Ophthalmic Prescribed? (Indications)

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

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When should Atropine Ophthalmic not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with narrow angle glaucoma (increased eye pressure), who are using soft lenses and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Atropine Ophthalmic?

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

How should Atropine Ophthalmic be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Atropine Ophthalmic?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Atropine Ophthalmic?

Eye irritation and redness, swelling of the eyelids, sensitivity to bright light, dry mouth, red or dry eye and blurred vision.

What are the other precautions for Atropine Ophthalmic?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the Drug Interactions of Atropine Ophthalmic?

Do not take Atropine with: Mexiletine

What are the storage conditions for Atropine Ophthalmic?

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

Last Updated : 5-OCT-2021



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