GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Ophthalmic solution: 1%
STORAGE: Atropine ophthalmic solution can be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature away from heat and light.
- For inducing mydriasis (pupil dilation) or cycloplegia in adults: Instill 1-2 drops of 1% ophthalmic solution in eye 1 hour before procedure.
- For the treatment of inflammatory conditions of the eye (iritis or uveitis) in adults: Instill 1-2 drops of 1% solution in eye up to 4 times per day.
- linezolid (Zyvox),
- methylene blue,
- phenelzine (Nardil),
- procarbazine (Matulane),
- rasagiline (Azilect),
- selegiline (Eldepryl, Zelapar, Carbex),
- tranylcypromine (Parnate) and others.
Patients should ask their doctor or pharmacist before using atropine eye products if they are taking certain drugs such as
- antiarrhythmic drugs, for example, quinidine, procainamide (Procanbid), antihistamines such as meclizine (Antivert) or diphenhydramine (Benadryl),
- antispasmodics such as dicyclomine (Bentyl),
- certain medications used to treat Parkinson's disease such as benztropine (Cogentin) or trihexyphenidyl (Artane), and
- antidepressants, for example amitriptyline (Endep, Elavil).
PREGNANCY: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of atropine sulfate in pregnant women
NURSING MOTHERS: Small amounts of atropine were detected in human milk following administration of injectable atropine. Ophthalmic preparations of atropine are compatible with breastfeeding.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
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