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Tropicamide

Indications

Tropicamide eye drops work by making the pupil of the eye bigger and relaxing the muscles in it so that the eye can be examined or tested
Tropicamide is indicated to induce mydriasis (dilation of the pupil) and cycloplegia (paralysis of the ciliary muscle of the eye) in diagnostic procedures, such as measurement of refractive errors and examination of the fundus of the eye.

Contraindications

Tropicamide is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you wear contact lenses;
- If you suffer from glaucoma;
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or any other medicine;
- If you have any inflammation (redness) in your eye;
- If you are taking or using any other medicines, including those available to buy without a prescription, herbal and complementary medicines;
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding;

Interactions

Interactions are not expected.

Side Effects

Tropicamide side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Vomiting;
- Stinging in the eye;
- Staggering;
- Sensitivity to light;
- Rash (In children);
- Giddiness;
- Flushing;
- Enlarged or abnormal abdomen (in infants);
- Dry Skin;
- Dry Mouth;
- Difficulty passing water;
- Constipation;
- Changesin heart rate;
- Changesin behaviour (in children);
- Blurredvision;

Other Tropicamide Brand Names:

- Tropicacyl;
- Spectro-Cyl;
- Paremyd;
- Opticyl;
- Ocu-Tropic;
- Mydriaticum;
- Mydriafair;
- Mydriacyl;
- Minims Tropicamide;
- I-Picamide;

Overdose

Tropicamide overdose can cause:
- Rapid/Irregular pulse;
- Photophobia;
- Hallucinations;
- Dry Mouth;
- Blurred vision;

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