Drug Index


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.

Hepatic Dose :

No dosage adjustments are recommended.
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