Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Atropine-1, Atropine-Care, Atropisol, Isopto Atropine, Ocu-tropine
Generic Name: atropine ophthalmic (Pronunciation: A troe peen)
What is atropine ophthalmic (Atropine-1, Atropine-Care, Atropisol, Isopto Atropine, Ocu-tropine)?
Atropine ophthalmic causes the muscles in your eye to become relaxed. This widens your pupil. Your pupil will remain wide and will not respond to light.
Atropine ophthalmic is used to dilate (widen) your pupil when you have an inflammatory condition or in postsurgery situations in which this effect may be helpful.
Atropine ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of atropine ophthalmic (Atropine-1, Atropine-Care, Atropisol, Isopto Atropine, Ocu-tropine)?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop using atropine ophthalmic and seek emergency medical attention:
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use atropine ophthalmic and talk to your doctor if you experience
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about atropine ophthalmic (Atropine-1, Atropine-Care, Atropisol, Isopto Atropine, Ocu-tropine)?
Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.
Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for 1 to 3 minutes after each drop or ointment application to prevent the medicine from draining down your tear duct.
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Atropine ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities. The effects of even one drop of this medication can last for up to 2 weeks. Be sure that your vision is clear before attempting any activity that could be dangerous.
Atropine ophthalmic may make your eyes more sensitive to light. Protect your eyes when you are going to be in bright light.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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