Drug Index

Cyclopentolate

 
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Mechanism :

It is a potent and rapidly acting antimuscarinic drug used to dilate the pupil in cases of some eye procedures.


Indication :

• To produce mydriasis and cycloplegia for diagnostic purposes.


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity, untreated narrow angle glaucoma or increased IOP; untreated anatomically narrow angles.

Sulphite sensitivity and other hypersensitivities; children with previous systemic reaction to atropine.


Dosing :

1-2 drops of 0.5%, 1% or 2% solution in eye; may be followed 5 minutes later by second application if necessary.


Adverse Effect :

Blurring of near vision, palpitations, conjunctivitis, intolerance to light, psychosis, anti-cholinergic effects, seizures, tachycardia, hypotension, respiratory depression.


Interaction :

No significant interactions found.


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