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APPAMIDE 10MG/5MG EYE DROPS

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Composition for APPAMIDE

Tropicamide(10 mg),Chlorbutol(5 mg)

food interaction for APPAMIDE

alcohol interaction for APPAMIDE

pregnancy interaction for APPAMIDE

lactation interaction for APPAMIDE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Appamide 10mg/5mg eye drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for APPAMIDE

Tropicamide(10 mg)

Uses

Tropicamide is used in eye examination and inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye between the sclera and the retina).

How it works

Tropicamide, belongs to a class of medication called antimuscarinics. It blocks the activity of the acetyl choline receptor, thus stopping the transmission of nerve impulses. This in turn leads to dilation or enlargement of pupil as well temporary paralysis of parts of muscles of the eye.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Increased sensitivity to light, Eyelid swelling, Irritation, Stinging in the eyes
Chlorbutol(5 mg)

Uses

Chlorbutol is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Chlorbutol is an antiseptic, anesthetic, anti-irritant, and emollient agent. It works as local anesthetic by providing a quick relief from pain; bacteriostatic reinforcing the activity of chlorhexidine. It also produces a mild irritant effect on the respiratory tract, possibly via a nasal/pulmonary arc.

Common side effects

Nausea, Noisy breathing, Oral peeling, Parotid gland swelling, Abdominal cramp, Allergic reaction, Anaphylactic reaction, Burning sensation of tongue, Cough, Diarrhoea, Discoloration of teeth, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Itching, Flushing, Skin reaction, Erythema, Sneezing, Subcutaneous swelling, Tongue discolouration, Vomiting, Burning sensation

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Expert advice for APPAMIDE

  • Seek medical attention if you have developed red or inflamed eyes.
  • Do not use contact lenses while using this solution.
  • Tropicamide increases sunlight sensitivity and hence you are advised to wear sunglasses while going outdoors.
  • Do not drive or use heavy machinery immediately after using these drops as usage can cause blurred vision. Vision may be slightly blurred for up to 24 hours. Wait for eyes to clear up completely before using heavy machinery or driving.
  • Do not use other eye drops for 24 hours after using tropicamide unless advised by the doctor.
  • The lacrimal sac should be compressed by pressure for two to three minutes after instillation to avoid excessive systemic absorption.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding before using this eye drop.

Frequently asked questions for APPAMIDE

Tropicamide

Q.What is tropicamide used for?
Tropicamide is used to enlarge (dilate) the pupil of the eye (topical mydriatic) as well as for temporary paralysis of the eye (cycloplegia) for easy examination of different parts of the eye like the lens, vitreous humor, retina etc. by a doctor or eye specialist

Q.How does tropicamide work?
Tropicamide, belongs to a class of medication called antimuscarinics. It blocks the activity of the acetyl choline receptor, thus stopping the transmission of nerve impulses. This in turn leads to dilation as well temporary paralysis of the eye

Q.Why does tropicamide sting?
Tropicamide has mild stinging as a well-known side effect

Q.How quickly does tropicamide work?
Tropicamide is known to work usually within half an hour of using it.

Chlorbutol

Q.What is chlorobutanol used for?
Chlorbutol is used in different formulations such as cream, mouthwash and decongestant capsules.Cream: to treat mild pain caused by minor skin cuts, scratches and grazes (chapping) and soreness caused by detergents, soaps, deodorants and jewellery and bites and stings.Mouthwash solution: to inhibit dental plaque formation, as an aid in the treatment and prevention of irritation, redness, and swelling of gums (gingivitis), and in maintaining oral hygiene. It is important in the management of mouth ulceration and oral infections due to fungus candida and can be used as an adjuvant treatment for minor infections of the throat. It is also used as a disinfectant solution for cleansing of removable dentures.Capsule: for the symptomatic relief of colds and the symptomatic rapid relief of nasal congestion.

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Content on this page was last updated on 09 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)