Tropicamide- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of DrugTropicamide is a Diagnostic Agent- Ophthalmics  
Mechanism of Action 
IndicationsTropicamide is a Diagnostic Agent- Ophthalmics  which is used for
1. Dilatation of the pupil to examine the fundus
2. Cycloplegia
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage formsEYE DROPS 
Precautions1. Parents aged over 60 years and hypermetropic (long-sighted)-may precipitate acute angle-closure glaucoma
2. Darkly pigmented iris
3. More resistant to pupillary dilatation-exercise caution to avoid overdosage
4. Hyperthyroidism
5. Pregnancy 
Adverse Effects1. Transient stinging and raised intraocular pressure
2. On prolonged administration-
local irritation
3. Hyperaemia
4. Oedema and conjunctivitis
3. Eczema dermatitis
4. Photophobia
5. Parasympathetic simulation
Pregnancy Category C

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