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Atro Eye Drop

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Atro Eye Drop is used to treat myopia and inflammation in the eyes (uveitis or iritis). It is also used for the eye examination and diagnose eye problems like blurred vision or squint in children.

Always wash your hands before using Atro Eye Drop. Use only the number of drops that your doctor has prescribed. If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before using the drops and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back in. If you are also using another eye medicine, wait for at least 10 minutes before using it. Read the leaflet that comes with the medicine for a full guide on how to use the drops and get the most benefit. Do not touch the tip of the dropper or bottle. This may lead to infection. You should use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit and it is best done at the same time each day. If you want to stop using it, consult your doctor first.

The most common side effects are irritation or pain in the eye, watery or dry eyes, blurred vision, increased heart rate, and blood pressure. There are other, less common, side effects affecting other parts of the body, some of which may be serious. Read the leaflet that comes with the medicine and consult your doctor if you are bothered by any side effects. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Atro Eye Drop

  • Myopia

Side effects of Atro Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Atro

  • Eye pain
  • Stinging sensation
  • Blurred vision
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate

How to use Atro Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Atro Eye Drop works

Atro Eye Drop is an anticholinergic medication. It works by making the pupil of your eye larger and relaxes the muscles in your eye, allowing proper examination. It also helps reduce inflammation or swelling in the eye (uveitis or iritis).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Atro Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Atro Eye Drop is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Milk secretion may decrease.
Driving
UNSAFE
Atro Eye Drop may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Atro Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Atro Eye Drop, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Use it as suggested by the doctor.
  • It may cause blurred vision. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Generally, it is not advised to wear contact lenses but if you have to wear then wait for 15 minutes to reuse.
  • You may be asked for regular eye checkups before and during the treatment.
  • Stop using medication or inform your doctor if you notice eye irritation, redness, swelling of the eyelids, and sensitivity to bright light.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Natural Alkaloids
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Atro with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Donzinol, Algemer, Nozil
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Rivasun, Zeemine, Rivadem
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Galamer
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Stozen
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Having eye floaters , does this effect on eye sight or any future implications ? I am having the sight of about -6
Dr. Vishal Arora
Ophthalmology
Floaters are common with myopia. Remember to get a dilated eye examination done at regular intervals. Myopia itself has increased risk of retinal detachment. Regular retinal checkup is required. http://www.arohealth.com/eye-related/eye-floaters-causes-and-treatment/
Dot lenticular opacities (both eyes) Myopia (both eyes)
Dr. Manju Singh
Homeopathy
Please consult with eye specialist.
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FAQs

Q. Is atropine a controlled substance?

No, it is available as prescription drug

Q. Is atropine a beta blocker /calcium channelblocker/adrenaline/ parasympathomimetic/vasopressor?

No, atropine belongs to class of medication called as anticholinergics or cholinergic antagonist

Q. Is atropine an agonist or antagonist?

Atropine is an antagonist of cholinergic receptors

Q. Is atropine a narcotic drug?

No, it is not a narcotic. However, it is often available in combination with drugs that have abuse potential

Q. Does atropine increase blood pressure/decrease heart rate/sedation/urinary retention/increase contractility?

Atropine decreases heart rate and increases blood pressure; It causes urinary retention as well as decreased contractility of gut and urinary bladder muscles. It does not cause sedation, on the contrary, it causes excitation, sleeplessness and agitation

Q. Does atropine cross placenta?

Yes, small amount of atropine can cause placenta. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use

Q. Does atropine block activity of acetylcholine /nicotinic receptor?

Yes, atropine acts by inhibiting the activity of acetylcholine on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors.
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References

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