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Composition FOR CEPENTA

Cyclopentolate(5 ml)

food interaction for CEPENTA

alcohol interaction for CEPENTA

pregnancy interaction for CEPENTA

lactation interaction for CEPENTA

medicine interaction for CEPENTA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
No interaction found
No interaction found
Cepenta 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.
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR CEPENTA

Cyclopentolate(5 ml)

Uses

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

How it works

Cepenta eye drops is used to dilate or enlarge the pupil of the eye so that the doctor can examine the back of the eyeball. It may also be used to reduce pain in certain eye conditions.

Common side effects

Foreign body sensation in eyes, Blurred vision, Increased intraocular pressure, Burning sensation in eye, Follicular conjunctivitis, Photophobia, Stinging in the eyes, Eye itching

SUBSTITUTES FOR CEPENTA

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Expert advice FOR CEPENTA

  • Consult your doctor if you have red and painful eyes, prone to increased eye pressure, men with enlarged prostate, have heart problems, ataxia (unsteadiness or coordination problems).
  • Cyclopentolate eye drops can cause blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until the effect is gone.
  • Remove soft lenses prior to instilling cyclopentolate eye drop and wait for at least 15 minutes prior to reinserting lenses.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR CEPENTA

Cyclopentolate

Q.

What is cyclopentolate hydrochloride ophthalmic solution or eye drop?
Cyclopentolate hydrochloride ophthalmic solution or eye drop is a mydriatic-anticholinergic drug. It is used to enlarge the pupil of the eye (preventing the eye from focusing) and to paralyze the lens temporarily before an eye examination or surgery and

Q.

Why is cyclopentolate prescribed for microbial keratitis?
Cyclopentolate is prescribed for microbial keratitis to help in controlling pain and to prevent synechia (adherence of iris to cornea) formation

Q.

How long does cyclopentolate take to work?
Cyclopentolate takes about 30-60 min to work

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How long does cyclopentolate last?
It lasts for about 1 day.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)