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Generic: cyclopentolate ophthalmic
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It is used in the eye to widen your pupils, so they won't respond to light
               



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What is this medicine?

CYCLOPENTOLATE (sye kloe PEN toe late) is used in the eye to widen your pupils, so they won't respond to light. It is normally used for diagnostic procedures.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • Down's Syndrome
  • glaucoma
  • wear contact lenses
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to cyclopentolate 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. If used for something other than diagnostic procedures, follow the directions on the prescription label. 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 1 to 3 minutes. If you are using more than one drop, repeat this process with 5 minutes between the drops. Do not touch dropper tip to any surface to prevent contamination. If more than one eye product is being used, the products should be administered at least 5 minutes apart. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medication in children. Special care is needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for the next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • carbachol
  • medicines for Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease
  • pilocarpine

               
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