|Price Per Pill or Unit
|US Brand Name
|Eye drop of 5 ml
Tropicamide eye drop 5 ml is commonly used in adults to widen the pupil of the eye in preparation for certain eye examinations. It also reduces inflammation after cataract surgery. The product contains Tropicamide, which belongs to a class of medications known as anticholinergics. Tropicamide causes the relaxation of certain eye muscles.
Apply pressure on the corner of the eye for about one minute immediately after placing the eye drop. Wait 5 to 10 minutes before the next medication, if any, to avoid dilution. A stinging sensation may develop and may occur for 1 to 2 minutes. Let your ophthalmologist know if it persists for longer. Make sure you use the bottle within four weeks of opening it.
Before applying the eye drop, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, avoid touching the dropper tip or letting it touch your eye or any other surface. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using the eye drop. Tilt your head back, look upwards, hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one to two drops into your eye, usually 15 to 20 minutes before an eye examination or as directed by your ophthalmologist. Close your eyes close for a minute. This will prevent the medication from draining out and being absorbed by your body.
Avoid blinking and rubbing your eyes. Repeat the steps for another eye as well if directed.
Tropicacyl is for topical use only and not for injection. It should not be used in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma since it may increase intraocular pressure and induce an acute attack. The ophthalmic preparation should be used with caution in conditions characterized by tachycardia (related to heart rhythm), such as heart failure, and in heart surgery, where it may further increase the heartbeat. Care should be taken for patients with acute heart problems, as the problems may worsen. It is not known if Tropicamide can cause fetal harm when used in pregnancy or can affect reproductive capacity. Therefore, it is important for pregnant ladies to first consult their healthcare provider before using Tropicacacyl eye drops. The eye drop may cause blurring of vision on application.
Users are advised not to drive a vehicle or operate hazardous machinery until their vision becomes clear. Patients may also develop sensitivity towards light and should protect their delicate eyes from bright illumination during dilation. The concomitant administration of other drugs may enhance the effects of Tropicamide with the same properties.
Temporary blurred vision, eye-stinging, and eye sensitivity to light or dry mouth may occur using Tropicamide eye drop 5 ml. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor immediately. Many people using this ophthalmic solution do not get serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if serious side effects occur. These include a fast heartbeat, feeling as if something in the eye, muscle stiffness, and mood changes.