- Basic Info
It is used in the eye to dilate your pupils
What is this medicine?CYCLOPENTOLATE; PHENYLEPHRINE (sye kloe PEN toe late; fen il EF rin) is used in the eye to dilate your pupils. It is normally used during an eye exam.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- cerebral palsy
- Down's Syndrome
- head trauma
- heart disease
- high blood pressure
- thyroid disease
- wear contact lenses
- an unusual or allergic reaction to cyclopentolate, phenylephrine, or other medications, foods, dyes or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to become pregnant
- breast- feeding
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is only for use in the eye(s). Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label or of your prescriber. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt the head back slightly and pull the lower eyelid down with the index finger to form a pouch. Squeeze a single drop into the pouch and close your eyes. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye for 2 to 3 minutes. Your doctor may want you to repeat a drop in 5 or 10 minutes. Follow their exact instructions. Do not touch dropper tip to any surface. Do not use it more often than directed.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medication in children. While this medicine may be used in children and infants, special care is needed.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
What if I miss a dose?Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?