Generic: cyclopentolate ophthalmic
It is used in the eye to widen your pupils, so they won't respond to light
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 after administration of this medicine. Observe infants closely for at least 30 minutes following the use of this medicine.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- changes in mood or behavior
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- hallucination, loss of contact with reality (especially in children)
- inflamed, swollen, painful, or infected eyes or eyelids
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
- blurred vision
- increased sensitivity to sunlight
- temporary stinging or itching after application