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   Atropine

Atropine
(ophthalmic) (ointment, Drop)


Makes the pupil of the eye larger for eye exams, and treats other eye conditions.

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Atropine Care, Isopto Atropine
 
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Atropine
Atropine Care, Isopto Atropine
Uses
Makes the pupil of the eye larger for eye exams, and treats other eye conditions.

Storage
  • Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Ointment, Drop. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • This medicine is not for long-term use. Wash your hands before and after using the medicine. Shake the eye drops well just before each use. Lie down or tilt your head back.
  • With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket. To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand.
  • Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball.
  • Gently close your eyes.
  • Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute.
  • Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye.
  • Put the cap on the bottle right away.
  • Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it. To use the ointment: Hold the tip of the tube close to your eye with the other hand.
  • Avoid touching the tip of the tube to your eye or finger.
  • Squeeze a ribbon of ointment into the pocket between your lower lid and eyeball.
  • Close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Wipe the tip with a clean tissue and close the tube tightly.
  • Keep the tube tightly closed when you are not using it.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Fast or irregular heartbeat

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to atropine or similar medicines such as homatropine or scopolamine.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Talk with your doctor before using atropine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have glaucoma. Atropine often makes your eyes more sensitive light.
  • Wear sunglasses while you are using this medicine.
  • Be careful if you drive a car, use machinery, or perform dangerous jobs. You should not use this medicine for children unless under your doctor's supervision.

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