Mydriacyl Eye Drops:Tropicamide 1%

by Alcon/import by U.C.P.

USES: This medication is used to widen (dilate) the pupil of the eye in preparation for certain eye examinations. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. Tropicamide works by relaxing certain eye muscles.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication is also used to treat swelling in different parts of the eye (e.g., iritis, iridocyclitis, keratitis).

SIDE EFFECTS: Eye stinging, temporary blurred vision, dry mouth, or eye sensitivity to light may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: eye pain, feeling as if something is in the eye, swelling in or around the eyes, fast heartbeat, muscle stiffness, mental/mood changes.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using tropicamide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: glaucoma (narrow-angle).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: glaucoma (open-angle), high blood pressure, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), diabetes, heart disease (e.g., irregular heart rhythm, coronary artery disease), Down's syndrome, brain damage or spastic paralysis (in children).After you apply this drug, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.This medication may make your eyes more sensitive to light. Protect your eyes in bright light. Use dark sunglasses when outdoors.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially mental/mood changes (e.g., agitation).Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially mental/mood changes (e.g., agitation).During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Mydriacyl Eye Drops