(Tropicamide 0.5% and 1.0%)
Sterile Ophthalmic Solution
Tropicamide is pharmacologically related to the parasympatholytic (anticholinergic) group. It is a white crystalline solid melting at 96° to 96.5° C. It is slightly soluble in water.
Tropicamide is a synthetic compound described chemically as Tropic acid-N-ethyl-N-(y-picolyl) amide.
A mydriatic-cycloplegic. Its action is remarkable in that maximum mydriasis and cycloplegia are obtained within to 20 to 25 minutes following instillation in the eye.
Complete recovery occurs within 5 to 6 hours without the use of a miotic.
For mydriasis and cycloplegia for diagnostic purposes. The 0.5% is recommended where mydriasis only is desired. For cycloplegic effect in refractions, the 1.0% solution is necessary.
Contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma.
For topical use only – NOT FOR INJECTION.
As with any mydriatic, caution should be used when intraocular pressure is high or unknown or when anterior chamber is shallow. In refractions where prolongation of cycloplegia is desirable, one additional drop only is recommended.
Transient stinging may occur when drops are instilled.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
For refraction, 1 or 2 drops of 1.0% solution in eye(s) repeated in 5 minutes. If patient is not seeing within 20 to 30 minutes, an additional drop may be instilled to prolong mydriatic effect. For examination of fundus, 1 or 2 drops of 0.5% solution, 15 or 20 minutes prior to examination.
(0.5% and 1.0%) in 5 ml and 15 ml plastic Drop-Tainer® dispenser.
Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or store at high temperatures. Keep container tightly closed.
Keep out of reach of children. Discard one month after opening.
B-2870 Puurs (Belgium)