Pentocyl 1% w/v Eye Drop

Indiana Opthalmics

Composition for Pentocyl 1% w/v Eye Drop

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Primarily used for

Eye examination, Uveitis
5 ml in 1 packet

Medicine Overview of Pentocyl Eye Drop


Uses of Pentocyl Eye Drop

Pentocyl 1% w/v Eye Drop is used in eye examination and uveitis.

Side effects of Pentocyl Eye Drop


Eye irritation, Foreign body sensation in eyes, Blurred vision, Eye itching, Stinging in the eyes, Increased intraocular pressure, Burning sensation in eye.


How to use Pentocyl 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/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Pentocyl Eye Drop works

Pentocyl 1% w/v eye drop 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.

In Depth Information on Pentocyl Eye Drop

Expert advice for Pentocyl Eye Drop

  • 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.
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Special precautions for Pentocyl 1% w/v Eye Drop
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Pentocyl 1% w/v Eye Drop 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.
Pentocyl 1% w/v Eye Drop is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

To reduce the amount of Pentocyl 1% w/v Eye Drop that reaches the breastmilk, place pressure over the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Pentocyl 1% w/v Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision f
or a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
There is limited information available on the use of Pentocy
l 1% w/v Eye Drop in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Cyclopentolate, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Pentocyl 1% w/v Eye Drop

Frequently asked questions for 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
Pentocyl is prescribed for microbial keratitis to help in controlling pain and to prevent synechia (adherence of iris to cornea) formation
Pentocyl takes about 30-60 min to work
It lasts for about 1 day.

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