Tropicamide

Administration

Adult Dosing

  • 1 to 2 drops of 0.5% or 1% solution, may repeat in 5m

Pediatric Dosing

Special Populations

  • Pregnancy Rating: C
  • Lactation risk: Infant risk cannot be ruled out
  • Renal dosing
  • Hepatic dosing

Contraindications

  • Allergy to class/drug
  • Primary glaucoma or a tendency toward glaucoma

Adverse Reactions

Serious

  • Central nervous system complication
  • Raised IOP
  • Photophobia

Common

  • Blurred vision
  • Burning sensation

Pharmacology

  • Half-life:
  • Metabolism:
  • Excretion:

Mechanism of Action

  • Anticholinergic: blocks the responses of the sphincter muscle of the iris and the accommodative muscle of the ciliary body to stimulation by acetylcholine

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