Generic: cyclopentolate ophthalmic
A mydriatic drug - It is used in the eye to widen your pupils, so they won't respond to light
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?
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Report any serious side effects right away. Stop using this medicine if your eyes become inflamed, painful or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional right away.
If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using this medicine. Contact lenses may be put back in 15 minutes after using this medicine.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Be careful not to touch the tip of the dispensing container onto the eye, or any other surface. Serious eye infections can result from contamination of eye solution.
If this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light, wear dark glasses
In infants feeding intolerance may occur. Infant feedings should be held for 4 hours following administration. Observe infants closely for at least 30 minutes following the use of this medicine.