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Composition for OPTA

Atropine(NA)

food interaction for OPTA

alcohol interaction for OPTA

pregnancy interaction for OPTA

lactation interaction for OPTA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Opta eye drops at a fixed time.
Opta eye drops may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Opta 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
Opta eye drops is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for OPTA

Atropine(NA)

Uses

Opta eye drops is used in the treatment of bradycardia and inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye between the sclera and the retina)

How it works

Opta eye drops belongs to class of medication called as anticholinergic drugs. It acts by blocking the activity chemicals (acetylcholine) in the body, thereby producing effects such as reduction of salivary and other body secretions, relief of abdominal pain due to cramps, increase in the heart rate, and widening of the pupil.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Confusion, Dry mouth, Dry skin, Difficulty in urination, Eye irritation, Eyelid swelling, Altered heart rate, Eye redness, Skin redness, Tachycardia, Blurred vision, Photosensitivity, Fever

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Expert advice for OPTA

  • Do not start or continue atropine, in any form if you are allergic to atropine or any other ingredients of the medicine.
  • Do not start or continue atropine eye drops if you wear soft contact lenses; if you have increased pressure in the eyes (glaucoma); fever or increased heart rate. 
  • Do not start or continue atropine tablets if you have a condition called pyloric stenosis characterize with difficulty for food to move from stomach into the small intestine causing pain or vomiting; or acid reflux with heartburn (gastro-oesophageal reflux) and diarrhea.
  • Avoid taking atropine if you have urinary retention, high blood pressure, any heart problem including weak heart, or high thyroid hormone level.
  • Do not take this drug if you have rare hereditary problems of intolerance to done or more types of sugar (including galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.)
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking atropine in any form. 
  • Atropine can cause visual disturbances, giddiness and staggering and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.
 
 

Frequently asked questions for OPTA

Atropine

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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Content on this page was last updated on 15 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)