Atropine (Eye Ointment)
Atropine Sulphate 1.0% w/v, Benzalkonium Chloride Solution 0.01% w/v (As Preservative), Sterile Isotonic, Aqueous base
Atropine Eye Drops are competitive inhibitor of the muscrainic acetylcholine receptor responsible for the dilation of the iris sphincter muscles. These muscles are stimulated by acetylcholine for the function of pupil and lens accommodation. Atropine Eye Drops inhibits the stimulation of the muscrainic acetylcholine receptor present on the smooth muscles of the iris and enables the contraction of the radial iris sphincter muscles thus dilating the pupil. The dilation is followed by paralysis of accommodative power i.e., cycloplegia that lasts for a very long period of time.
- To produce conditions of Cyclopelgia and Mydriasis
- For the examination of retina, optic disc and measurement of refractive error.
- Dilating the pupil in inflammatory conditions of the iris and uveal tract, such as iritis and uveitis.
- Prevent the formation of adhesions between the lens and the iris.
- To treat lazy eye.
Put 1 m ribbon on affected eye (s) or as directed by physician.
- Do not administer while wearing contact lenses as they can absorb the solution and wear the lenses after 15 minutes of application.
- For Ophthalmic use only, not for injection.
- Contraindicated in patients with glaucoma.
- The effect of mydriasis and cycloplegia may take 5-7 days to wear off.
- Temporary stinging, blurred vision and dilated pupils.
- Raised pressure inside the eye.
- With prolonged use, eye irritation, conjunctivitis, or redness or swelling of the eye or eyelid may occur.
- Dry mouth.