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Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic

Generic Name : Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic
Pronunciation : a troe peen
Latest prescription information about Atropine Sulfate 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 Sulfate Ophthalmic

India- Atrisolon Eye Drops, Atroren-P Eye Drops, Atrosun Eye Drops , Topin Eye Drops.
International- Atropine Care 1%, Atropisol, Isopto, Atropine, Ocu-Tropine.
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Why is Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a tropane alkaloid, prescribed for dilatation of pupil. It is used to relieve pain caused by swelling and inflammation of the eye.  
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When should Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic?

Ophthalmic- Inflammatory eye disorders- As 0.5-1% solution: 1-2 drops 4 times/day.

How should Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic be taken?

It comes as eye drops to instill over the affected eye as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this eye drops.

It may cause drowsiness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or over heat and wear sunglasses while going out; otherwise it may lead to heatstroke.

What are the side effects of Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic?

  Eye: Eye irritation, redness, swelling of the eyelids, sensitivity to bright light and blurred vision.
  Miscellaneous: Fever, irritability, fast pulse, irregular heartbeat, mental confusion, difficulty in urinating, dry mouth and red or dry skin.

What are the other precautions for Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic?

In may lead to electrolyte imbalance, take proper fluids and diet.

What are the storage conditions for Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic?

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



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