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Composition for IDOPE


food interaction for IDOPE

alcohol interaction for IDOPE

pregnancy interaction for IDOPE

lactation interaction for IDOPE

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Idope eye drops at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Idope eye drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Idope eye drops is used as topical anesthesia in eyes before surgery, certain tests or procedures.

How it works

Idope eye drops belongs to the class of drugs called local anesthetics. It works by blocking the pain signals at the nerve endings in the eye.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Burning sensation, Central nervous system depression, Conjunctival disorder, Contact dermatitis, Corneal damage, Corneal opacity, Increased sweating, Eye redness, Teary eyes, Stinging sensation, Ulcerative keratitis


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Expert advice for IDOPE

  • Wash your hands after using proparacaine drops as it may cause drying or cracking of the fingertips.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while using proparacaine.
  • Protect your eye from injury while it is still numb. Do not touch or rub the eye. Do not use additional eye drops in the eye until your doctor tells you to do so. 
  • Protect your eye from dust particles, sand, or anything that might cause irritation.
  • Proparacaine should be used for the period advised by your doctor. Prolonged use of a topical ocular anesthetic may lead to permanent abnormal changes in eyes with accompanying loss of vision.

Frequently asked questions for IDOPE


Q. Is proparacaine an amide or ester?
Proparacaine is an ester.
Q. Does proparacaine need to be refrigerated?
Yes, Proparacaine needs to be refrigerated at 2°-8°C (36°- 46°F).
Q. How long does proparacaine last?
With a single drop, the onset of anesthesia usually begins within 30 seconds and persists for 15 to 20 minutes.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)