Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is commonly prescribed to patients about to undergo various eye tests that require the pupil to be dilated,thereby making diagnosis easier 

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml contains Cyclopentolate

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is to be used only when necessary 

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is to be used under doctor’s advisement 

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is a liquid that needs to be dropped in to each eye 

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml can be prescribed to adults and children

Category:
Type

Drop

Feature

1%

Unit

ml

Formula

Cyclopentolate

Composition

Cyclopentolate 1 %

Brand

Alcon Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is most commonly used to enlarge the pupil so that eye tests for conditions such as Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, and similar illnesses can be conducted easily and efficiently. Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml belongs to a group of chemicals known as Anticholinergics and thereby, works by preventing Acetylcholine and allowing for the relaxation of the eye muscles.

1-2 drops of Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml are to be applied. The dosage can be repeated after 10-15 minutes if need be Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml must be applied with clean hands, make sure the eyedropper or tube tip doesn’t touch the surface of the eye or any other surface. The tip of the dropper/tube and hands must be always clean before the application of Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml. Make sure to shake the Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml container well before each use and to replace the cap of the Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml immediately after each use.

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is not prescribed to patients under the age of 30 days and is prescribed to pregnant and lactating mothers only if necessary and under the supervision of a doctor. Mild stinging and blurred vision are common side effects that resolve on their own within 24-48 hours. Patients are asked to remain cautious during that time and not operate heavy machinery.

Indications

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml can be used to:

  • Dilate the pupil for various eye examinations 

How Does Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml Work

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml works by relaxing the sphincter muscles of the eye attached to the iris or the eye Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml can do this by preventing acetylcholine to elicit a nerve response that will contract the muscles.

How To Use Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml must be applied with clean hands, make sure the eyedropper or tube tip doesn’t touch the surface of the eye or any other surface. The tip of the dropper/tube and hands must be always clean before the application of Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml. Make sure to shake the Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml container well before each use and to replace the cap of the Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml immediately after each use.

To apply Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml, pull the head back slightly, then the lower eyelid is pulled down to create a small space where a drop of solution from the tip is applied. A close eye for a minute or two after Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml application, while applying pressure at the inner corner of the eye (area near the nose) to prevent the solution from draining into the nasal and/or oral passages. Do not rub or blink after applying eye drops. If the recommended dosage is more than one drop of Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml then the above steps are to be repeated.

Before applying any other eye drop that might be prescribed along with Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml, the patient is to wait 5-10 minutes. Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is recommended to be applied at the same time each day and for the recommended period. Excess of Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml may be wiped clean with a clean tissue or cloth. Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is not to be stopped abruptly even after experiencing a decrease in symptoms as Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is meant to be tapered off and stopping it before time may even result in a return of the bacterial infection

There is a risk that Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml usage may result in stains on contact lenses and it is therefore advised to apply Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml a minimum of 15-20 minutes before wearing the contact lenses.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

1-2 drops are to be applied to each eye. Dosage may be repeated after 5-10 minutes if dilation of the eye is not sufficient 

Child Dosage

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is not prescribed to patients aged 30 days and below. For children aged 18 years and below,1-2 drops may be administered. Dosage may be repeated after 5-10 minutes if dilation of the eye is not sufficient 

Elderly Dosage 

1-2 drops are to be applied to each eye. Dosage may be repeated after 5-10 minutes if dilation of the eye is not sufficient 

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml may be prescribed to expectant mothers only if and when necessary, otherwise, the physician may prescribe an alternative drug to combat the same disease. Women, planning on starting a family or those who conceive during treatment with Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml are advised to seek professional medical advice/care immediately.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml:

  • Allergic reaction to Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml or any other drug or ingredient
  • Narrow-angle Glaucoma 
  • Down’s syndrome 
  • Brain damage/injury 
  • Spastic paralysis 
  • Fluid blockage in the eye (angle-closure glaucoma)

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml:

  • Pregnancy 
  • Lactating women 

Interactions with Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml:

  • Carbachol
  • Pilocarpine
  • Antihistamines 
  • Antiarrhythmic drugs 
  • Anti-seizure drugs 
  • Certain medicines prescribed in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease 
  • MAO inhibitors 
  • Tricyclic antidepressants 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml has certain side effects which include:

  • Blurred vision 
  • Itchiness in the eyes
  • Photosensitivity of the eyes 
  • Dry mouth 
  • Skin rash 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Decreased sweating 
  • Behavioral changes in children 
  • Drowsiness 
  • Decreased hand-to-eye coordination 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day, chewing sugarless gum, using alcohol-free mouthwash, allowing ice to melt in the mouth, or using a saliva substitute.
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Photosensitivity – patients are asked to wear sun-protective clothing when going outside including gloves and a hat, to apply generous amounts of broad-spectrum sunblock along with wearing sunglasses. Patients are advised to do all necessary work after sunset to reduce or eliminate sun exposure while undergoing treatment with Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml.
  • Blurred vision – This side effect tends to go away on its own if a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime. If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor.

FAQ’S                

#1. How To Store Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml?

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2. How Is Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml Supposed To Be Applied?

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml must be applied with clean hands, make sure the eyedropper or tube tip doesn’t touch the surface of the eye or any other surface. The tip of the dropper/tube and hands must be always clean before the application of Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml. Make sure to shake the Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml container well before each use and to replace the cap of the Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml immediately after each use.

To apply Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml, pull the head back slightly, then the lower eyelid is pulled down to create a small space where a drop of solution from the tip is applied. A close eye for a minute or two after Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml application, while applying pressure at the inner corner of the eye (area near the nose) to prevent the solution from draining into the nasal and/or oral passages. Do not rub or blink after applying eye drops. If the recommended dosage is more than one drop of Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml then the above steps are to be repeated.

#3. How Does Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml Work?

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml works by relaxing the sphincter muscles of the eye attached to the iris or the eye Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml can do this by preventing acetylcholine to elicit a nerve response.

#4. Can I Take Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml During My Pregnancy & While Breastfeeding?

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is prescribed to pregnant and breastfeeding women, ONLY if and when necessary and under the care and supervision of a physician.

#5. Can Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml Cause Dizziness? If So, How Should I Manage It?

No, in general Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml does not cause dizziness but may disturb visual activity. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the condition.

#6. Can I Drive After Taking This Medication?

No, in general Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml does not cause dizziness but may disturb visual activity. If this happens, avoid driving till it subsides

#7. Can Contact Lens Be Worn Along With Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml?

There is a risk that Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml usage may result in stains on contact lenses and it is therefore advised to apply Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml a minimum of 15-20 minutes before wearing the contact lenses. Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is available in solution and an ointment. Intraocular pressures are to be routinely measured while undergoing treatment with Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml.

#8. What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml?

  • Blurred vision 
  • Itchiness in the eyes
  • Photosensitivity of the eyes 
  • Dry mouth 
  • Skin rash 

#9. How Long Will I Have To Continue Taking The Medication?

Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is to be applied only for the course of an eye exam.

#10. Can Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml Be Administered To Infants?

Yes, Cyclogyl Eye 1% Drop 15 ml is deemed safe to be administered to patients aged 30 days and above.