Epitrate Injection 1 ml

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Epitrate Injection 1 ml is a combination medicine used for pupil dilation. It works by relaxing the muscles of the eyes and dilates the pupils.

Epitrate Injection 1 ml is given as an injection under the supervision of a doctor. Do not self administer the injection. Your doctor is the right person to decide the dose and duration of the medicine. Follow your doctor advice while taking this medicine.

Nausea, vomiting, and high blood pressure are some common side effects of this medicine. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days. It may cause dizziness, avoid driving and machinery work while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have any liver or kidney disease. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Epitrate Injection

  • Pupil dilation

Benefits of Epitrate Injection

In Pupil dilation

Epitrate Injection 1 ml helps to increase the size of the pupil which helps in thorough examination of the eyes and its associated structures. It is given by an eye specialist and should not be self-administered. Eye examination consists of multiple tests performed in order to access the vision as well as health of the eyes. It helps to analyse the function of the eyes better and also figure out any problems that may be creating problems with eyesight.

Side effects of Epitrate Injection

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 Epitrate

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate

How to use Epitrate Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Epitrate Injection works

Epitrate Injection 1 ml is a combination of two medicines: Adrenaline and Sodium Metabisulphite. Adrenaline is an alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist. It relaxes the muscles of the eyes and dilates the pupils for a clear view during eye surgeries. Sodium Metabisulphite is an antioxidant that increases the stability of Adrenaline and prevents any color formation in the injection.

Safety Advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Epitrate Injection 1 ml. Please consult your doctor.
Epitrate Injection 1 ml 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.
Information regarding the use of Epitrate Injection 1 ml during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
It is not known whether Epitrate Injection 1 ml alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
There is limited information available on the use of Epitrate Injection 1 ml in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Epitrate Injection 1 ml in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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

Quick Tips

  • Epitrate Injection 1 ml is given as an injection under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how medicine affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

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Patient Concerns

Swelling on white portion on pupil
Dr. Richa Jain
Send clear pic once
Watering in both eyes 2 days after the use of drops for dilation during eye check up. May be allergic to dilation drops.
Dr. Vishal Maniar
Put Zylopred eyedrops thrice daily for 5 days and then twice daily for 5daysTab Allegra 120 mg at bedtime for 2 days
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  2. ScienceDirect. Sodium Metabisulphite. [Accessed 29 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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1002-1003, 10th Floor, Windfall, Sahar Plaza, J.B.Nagar, Andheri-Kurla Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai-400059. Maharashtra, India.
Country of Origin: India

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