Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP)
What is Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP) used for?
Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP) is an ophthalmic medication used to dilate the iris prior to an eye examination or surgery. It operates by relaxing the muscles in the eye to widen the pupil. Your physician may also prescribe it for other unlisted purposes such as iritis.
How should I use Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP)?
Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP) should be used according to your physician's directions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is normally administered just prior to an eye exam or surgery, but your particular instructions may differ depending on your health and the condition being treated. Wash your hands before each use to remove any dirt or contaminants. Gently shake the bottle before each use to mix its contents and observe the solution to make sure it is not discolored as this may indicate contamination. To administer the drop tilt your head back slightly, pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, hold the bottle over the eye, and dispense one drop. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep the eye closed for ten seconds allowing it to be absorbed. Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces, including the eye itself, to prevent possible contamination. Wash your hands after each use to prevent the medicine from contacting any areas not being treated or other mucous membranes. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP)?
Side effects that have been reported by some patients using Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include vision problems lasting longer than forty-eight hours, flushing, irregular heart rate, trouble breathing, severe skin rash, or hallucinations. Inform your physician about any symptoms that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen including reduced dosages or frequency of application.
Always remove your contact lenses before using Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP) to prevent unexpected complications from occurring. Do not begin using the medicine if the patient is under three months old or if you have glaucoma, epilepsy, or digestive tract conditions that may lead to intestinal blockages. Also inform your physician if the patient is a child, if you are elderly, or if you have an enlarged prostate, heart failure, elevated pressure within the eye, inflammation of the eye, or ataxia. These conditions may require reduced doses or other adjustments to your regimen to prevent potential problems from appearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.