Generic: cyclopentolate ophthalmic
A mydriatic drug - It is used in the eye to widen your pupils, so they won't respond to light
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.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
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.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.