homatropine ophthalmic (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Isopto Homatropine)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Isopto Homatropine)?
Flush the eye with water and seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a homatropine ophthalmic overdose include headache, fast heartbeat, dry mouth and skin, unusual drowsiness, and flushing.
What should I avoid while using homatropine ophthalmic (Isopto Homatropine)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Homatropine 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 3 days. Be sure that your vision is clear before attempting any activity that could be dangerous.
Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.
Homatropine ophthalmic may make your eyes more sensitive to light. Protect your eyes when you are going to be in bright light.
Homatropine ophthalmic eye drops contain a preservative (benzalkonium chloride), so do not wear soft contact lenses when the eye drops are being inserted.
What other drugs will affect homatropine ophthalmic (Isopto Homatropine)?
Avoid other eye medications unless they are approved by your doctor.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with homatropine ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about homatropine ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.
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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