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Brand Names: Mydriacyl, Ocu-Tropic, Tropicacyl

Generic Name: tropicamide ophthalmic (Pronunciation: troe PIK a mide off THAL mik)

What is tropicamide ophthalmic (Mydriacyl, Ocu-Tropic, Tropicacyl)?

Tropicamide ophthalmic causes muscles in the eye to become relaxed. This dilates (widens) the pupil so that it does not contract (narrow) when your doctor shines an examination light into your eye.

Tropicamide ophthalmic is used to dilate the pupil for an eye examination or other diagnostic procedure.

Tropicamide ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of tropicamide ophthalmic (Mydriacyl, Ocu-Tropic, Tropicacyl)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fast or uneven heart rate;
  • hallucinations or unusual behavior (especially in children); or
  • stomach bloating or discomfort.

Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as:

  • blurred vision;
  • eye sensitivity to sunlight;
  • stinging and burning; or
  • swelling of the eyelids.

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 tropicamide ophthalmic (Mydriacyl, Ocu-Tropic, Tropicacyl)?

Tropicamide ophthalmic may cause blurred vision, or make your eyes very sensitive to light. Be careful if you drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that requires you to see clearly. These effects can last for up to 24 hours.

Tropicamide ophthalmic may cause blurred vision, or make your eyes very sensitive to light. Be careful if you drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that requires you to see clearly. These effects can last for up to 24 hours.

Protect your eyes if you go outdoors into sunlight after using tropicamide ophthalmic.

Unless your doctor tells you to, avoid using other eye drops or ointment until the effects of tropicamide ophthalmic have worn off.



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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