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Cyclopentolate

INFORMATION

Uses

Cyclopentolate is used in eye examination and inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye between the sclera and the retina).

How it works

Cyclopentolate belongs to a group of medicines called mydriatic-anticholinergic drugs. It works by relaxing the circular muscles of iris thereby causing the pupil to dilate or widen.

Common side effects

Palpitations, Increased sensitivity to light, Eye redness, Allergic reaction, Increased production of tears, Eye discharge, Constipation, Dry mouth, Dry skin, Eye irritation, Flushing, Frequent urge to urinate, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Altered heart rate, Increased intraocular pressure, Nausea, Vomiting

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Expert advice

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions

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

Q.Why is cyclopentolate prescribed for microbial keratitis?
Cyclopentolate is prescribed for microbial keratitis to help in controlling pain and to prevent synechia (adherence of iris to cornea) formation

Q.How long does cyclopentolate take to work?
Cyclopentolate takes about 30-60 min to work

Q.How long does cyclopentolate last?
It lasts for about 1 day.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)