Ocu-Tropine

Name: Ocu-Tropine

Uses of Ocu-Tropine

Ocu-Tropine is also used to dilate the pupil before eye exams and can treat different eye problems.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Ocu-Tropine Drug Class

Ocu-Tropine is part of the drug class:

  • Opthalmic anticholinergics

Uses For Ocu-Tropine

Atropine sulfate eye drops is used to dilate the pupil before eye exams. It is also used to treat an eye condition called amblyopia (lazy eyes) and other eye conditions (eg, cycloplegia). This medicine works by blocking the chemical acetylcholine, which relaxes the ciliary muscle of the eye and causes the pupil to dilate.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Ocu-Tropine Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known
  • Blurred vision
  • change in color vision
  • difficulty seeing at night
  • eye pain or stinging
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Confusion as to time, place, or person
  • decreased tearing of the eyes
  • drowsiness
  • dry skin, mouth, or throat
  • feeling of warmth
  • hallucinations
  • holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
  • irritability
  • redness of the clear part of the eye
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  • unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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