This medication is used to relax the muscles in the eye to become relaxed, as to dilate the pupil of the eye. This is often done to prepare it for various eye examinations. This is mostly done so that the pupil does no react when the doctor shines an examination light into your eye.
It belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics, which is a type of drug that transfers signals between certain cells to affect how the body functions.
If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them before using this medication. Ask your doctor when you may replace your contact lenses.
Also, if you have been given any information on this medication it is best to read up on this drug before use. If you have any questions consult your doctor.
Tilt your head back and look up. Pull down the lower eye lid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place 1 to 2 drops into the pouch. This is usually done 15 to 20 minutes before an eye examination. Or as directed to you by your doctor.
Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye. If you are using other eye mediations, wait for 5 to 10 minutes before applying the.
Wash your hands after each application.
Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic to Tropicamide; or to any other medications or allergies in general.
Before taking this medication, it is for the best to inform you doctor of you Medical history. Especially of; personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type), high blood pressure, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), diabetes, heart disease (e.g., irregular heart rhythm, coronary artery disease), Down syndrome, brain damage or spastic paralysis (in children).
After you apply this drug, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
This medication may make your eyes more sensitive to light. Protect your eyes in bright light. Use dark sunglasses when outdoors.
Some of these side effects may occur when taking this medication; they are as follows; Eye stinging, temporary blurred vision, dry mouth, or eye sensitivity to light may occur. However if any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor right away.
Speak with your doctor on any of the unlikely yet serious side effects. If you are experiencing any of these contact your doctor right away; feeling as if something is in the eye, fast heartbeat, muscle stiffness, mental/mood changes.
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: eye pain/swelling/redness, vision changes (such as seeing rainbows around lights at night).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.