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TROPICACYL 1% W/V EYE DROP

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MRP: Rs. 37.50 for 1 packet(s) (5 ML eye drop each)
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Composition for TROPICACYL

Tropicamide(1% w/v)

food interaction for TROPICACYL

alcohol interaction for TROPICACYL

pregnancy interaction for TROPICACYL

lactation interaction for TROPICACYL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Tropicacyl 1% w/v eye drop at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Tropicacyl 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for TROPICACYL

Tropicamide(1% w/v)

Uses

Tropicacyl 1% w/v eye drop is used in eye examination and inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye between the sclera and the retina).

How it works

Tropicacyl 1% w/v eye drop, belongs to a class of medication called antimuscarinics. It blocks the activity of the acetyl choline receptor, thus stopping the transmission of nerve impulses. This in turn leads to dilation or enlargement of pupil as well temporary paralysis of parts of muscles of the eye.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Increased sensitivity to light, Eyelid swelling, Irritation, Stinging in the eyes

Common Dosage for TROPICACYL 1% W/V EYE DROP

Patients taking TROPICACYL 1% W/V EYE DROP

  • 100%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES for TROPICACYL

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Expert advice for TROPICACYL

  • Seek medical attention if you have developed red or inflamed eyes.
  • Do not use contact lenses while using this solution.
  • Tropicamide increases sunlight sensitivity and hence you are advised to wear sunglasses while going outdoors.
  • Do not drive or use heavy machinery immediately after using these drops as usage can cause blurred vision. Vision may be slightly blurred for up to 24 hours. Wait for eyes to clear up completely before using heavy machinery or driving.
  • Do not use other eye drops for 24 hours after using tropicamide unless advised by the doctor.
  • The lacrimal sac should be compressed by pressure for two to three minutes after instillation to avoid excessive systemic absorption.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding before using this eye drop.

Frequently asked questions for TROPICACYL

Tropicamide

Q.What is tropicamide used for?
Tropicamide is used to enlarge (dilate) the pupil of the eye (topical mydriatic) as well as for temporary paralysis of the eye (cycloplegia) for easy examination of different parts of the eye like the lens, vitreous humor, retina etc. by a doctor or eye specialist

Q.How does tropicamide work?
Tropicamide, belongs to a class of medication called antimuscarinics. It blocks the activity of the acetyl choline receptor, thus stopping the transmission of nerve impulses. This in turn leads to dilation as well temporary paralysis of the eye

Q.Why does tropicamide sting?
Tropicamide has mild stinging as a well-known side effect

Q.How quickly does tropicamide work?
Tropicamide is known to work usually within half an hour of using it.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)