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Mydriacyl

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Indications

Mydriacyl is a popular medicine that is also commonly known under the generic name of Tropicamide ophthalmic. Mydriacyl's ingredients enable it to relax the eye's muscles, dilating the pupil during an eye examination.
Mydriacyl is a popular medicine that is regularly given to a patient during an eye exam (in order to relax the patient's eye muscles and to dilate his or her pupil(s). However, Mydriacyl could also be indicated to treat or to prevent some other medical conditions that have not been listed in this guide.

Contraindications

Mydriacyl (Tropicamide Ophthalmic) is known to sometimes trigger blurred vision. It can also increase the eye's regular sensitivity to direct sunlight. You should avoid performing any hazardous activities, or any activities that require physical or mental alertness (such as driving or operating complicated machinery) for as long as these side effects persist (they can last for up to one day).
Unless your personal healthcare provider tells you to, you must not use any other type of eye ointment or eye drops as long as the side effects (blurred vision) of Mydriacyl still persist. Before you are administered Mydriacyl you should inform your personal physician if you are suffering from any known allergic reactions to any foods, dyes, preservatives or other type of substances (this also includes other medicines). You must not be administered Mydriacyl if you are suffering from untreated glaucoma (an eye condition).
Mydriacyl is a category C FDA pregnancy medicine. Therefore, administration of Mydriacyl during pregnancy could harm a growing fetus. If you are pregnant, or if you think that you might become pregnant soon, you should ask your personal physician if it is safe to be administered Mydriacyl. It has been clearly determined that Tropicamide Ophthalmic's ingredients are able to pass into the patient's breast milk (they can harm a nursing infant). If you are nursing a child, you should ask your physician if it is safe to use Mydriacyl.

Intake Guidelines

Ask your personal physician to tell you what is the most appropriate way in which to use Mydriacyl. Do not deviate from any of his or her instructions. If you fail to understand some of your physician's advices, you should consult with a nurse, a doctor or a pharmacist (ask any of them to give you further indications or explanations). If you want to know more about Mydriacyl you should carefully read the instructions from Mydriacyl's label.
Although Mydriacyl is regularly administered in a physician's office (prior to an eye exam), some patients are indicated to use it at home. These patients should carefully follow the instructions that are listed below:
Carefully wash both your hands before you use Mydriacyl.
If you are wearing eye contact lenses, it is highly recommended that you should take them off before you apply Mydriacyl. Ask your personal healthcare provider if it is safe for you to put them back on shortly after you have been administered the eye drops.
Among Mydriacyl's ingredients there is Tropicamide benzalkonium chloride (a preservative) that is known to sometimes discolorate the contact lenses.
To appropriately apply the medicine:
- Slightly tilt your head back. widely open your eyes. pull your lower eyelid down. the dropper should be held above your eye. make sure that you hold the dropper with its tip down. do not look at the dropper while you squeeze the medicine. after the drop reached you eye, close it and press your inside eye corner (in order to make sure that the medicine cannot drain into the tear duct). if you have been indicated to use more than one drop per day, you must make sure that at least 5 minutes pass between 2 applications of Mydriacyl (in the same eye);
- You must make sure that the dropper's tip remains sterile (it must not touch any surface, not even your hands or your eyes). if the dropper becomes contaminated, it could trigger a severe eye infection that could result in irreparable vision loss or some other type of eye damage;

You must not use Mydriacyl if the eye drops have changed their color or if you see some particles in the solution. Mydriacyl should be stored at the average room temperature, away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight. Keep it in a place that is far from the reach of pets and children. Mydriacyl's bottle should be kept tightly closed when it is not used.

Dosage

Ask your personal physician to tell you the proper dose of Mydriacyl that you should take in.

Overdose

If you suspect that you might be suffering from an overdose with Mydriacyl (if you think that you have applied too many eye drops) you must wash your eyes with plenty of water and seek medical attention as soon as possible. The average overdose symptoms could include fast heartbeat, headache, abnormal warmth or drowsiness, sub dermal redness, etc.

Missed Dose

Mydriacyl is regularly administered only when it is needed, so a missed dose of Mydriacyl is unlikely to occur.

Side Effects

A prolonged treatment with Mydriacyl could cause these side effects:
- Blurred vision;
- Burning and stinging;
- Fast heart rate;
- Hallucinations;
- Increased eye sensitivity to direct sunlight;
- Stomach bloating;
- Stomach discomfort;
- Swollen eyelids;

Interactions

Ask your physician if it is safe to take other medicines shortly after or before you are administered Mydriacyl.

Other Brand Names

In some countries Mydriacyl may also be known as:
- Ciclomidrin;
- Mydramide;
- Mydriaticum;
- Mydril;
- Mydrum;
- Ocu-Tropic;
- Opticyl;
- Tropicacyl;
- Tropicamide;
- Tropicol;
- Tropimil;
- Tropinom;
- Tropixal;
- Visumidriatic;

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