Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide)
What is Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide) used for?
Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide) is an ophthalmic medication prescribed to dilate the pupil prior to surgery or an eye exam. It operates by relaxing the muscles in the eye to widen the iris allowing light to be shined into the pupil without it size. Your physician may also use it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide)?
Even though Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide) is normally administered by your physician, you may need to use the drops on your own in some cases. To administer the drop, tilt your head back slightly and gently pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated. Hold the applicator over the eye and dispense one drop into the pouch formed by the lower lid. Gently close the eye and keep it closed for thirty seconds to allow the medication to be absorbed into the eye. Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch any other surface, including the surface of your eye, as this may contaminate the solution. If you have any questions about using the drops, ask your pharmacist or physician to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide)?
Some patients have reported experiencing side effects while using Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide) including:
Immediately inform your physician if any of these symptoms become intense or if you experience any serious complications such as stomach discomfort, elevated heart rate, or hallucinations. These may require immediate changes to your treatment or emergency medical attention in some cases.
It is not recommended to drive or perform other dangerous tasks within three to four hours of using Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide) as it may cause blurred vision. It should also be noted that this medication should not be used if you have glaucoma as it may lead to serious complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide). 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.