Homatropine- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Homatropine is Ophthalmological Preparations drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Homatropine is used
1. To dilate the pupil and paralyze ciliary muscle for fundus examination
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms DROPS
Contraindications1. Narrow-angle glaucoma
2. The tendency for glaucoma
Precautions1. Darkly pigmented iris is more resistant to pupillary dilation and caution should be exercised to avoid overdosage
2. Mydriasis can precipitate acute angle-closure glaucoma in a few patients
3. Pregnancy
Adverse Effects1. Ocular side-effects of mydriatics and cycloplegics
2. On prolonged administration
3. Local irritation
4. Hyperaemia
5. Contact dermatitis
6. Systemic side-effects of atropine
7. Posterior synechia
8. Headache
9. Drowsiness
Pregnancy Category C

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