Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide)
What is Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide) used for?
Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide) is an ophthalmic medication normally used by optometrists prior to an eye examination to dilate the pupil. It operates by relaxing the muscles of the iris and within the eye to open the pupil making it easier to examine. It may also be used to relax the pupil before surgery. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide)?
Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to ensure the correct usage. The normal dosage is one drop administered to the eye being treated fifteen to twenty minutes before the procedure begins. To administer the drop gently shake the bottle to mix its contents, tilt your head back slightly, pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, and administer one drop into the pouch that is formed. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep it closed for thirty seconds to allow the medication to be absorbed into the eye. Always observe the medication prior to use to ensure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may indicate contamination. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide)?
Some patients using Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are irregular heartbeats, upset stomach, or hallucinations. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced administration frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide) should not be administered to patients with glaucoma. Also inform your doctor if you have raised intraocular pressure or inflammation of the eyes as these conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen. Always remove your contact lenses before using this medication.
Strictly use Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Mydriacyl Eye Drops (Tropicamide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.