Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml

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Type

Drop

Feature

1%

Unit

ml

Formula

Atropine Sulphate

Composition

Atropine Sulphate 1 %

Brand

Remington Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

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

About 

{{Product}} is commonly used to dilate the pupils before an eye exam. {{Product}} is also prescribed for the treatment of conditions known as amblyopia and cycloplegia. {{Product}} performs the function of stopping the acetylcholine chemical which results in the pupil dilating because of the ciliary muscle being relaxed. {{Product}} should only be instilled on the prescription of a doctor. 

{{Product}} may cause blurry vision after installation therefore, patients shouldn’t drive or operate any heavy machinery after instillation as it might cause pressure to the eyes. {{Product}} is not recommended to be instilled in children younger than 3 months. {{Product}} is required to be instilled 40 minutes before the intended maximal dilation time. 

Medicine is advised to be stored in a cool place, and can also be kept in the refrigerator. {{Product}} might cause some common side effects such as local irritation, dry mouth, blurred vision, or transient stinging. These effects commonly go away however some rare side effects, if observed by a patient then should be reported to a doctor right away, including hyperaemia, photophobia, or increased intraocular pressure.

Indications 

{{Product}} can be used to treat: 

  • Cycloplegia 
  • Uveitis 
  • Refraction

How To Use {{Product}}

For putting in the eye drops, the hands need to be rinsed with water and soap thoroughly to avoid the dropper tip from becoming unclean. If one is wearing lenses of any kind, they should be removed 30 minutes before the usage of {{Product}}. The usage of eye drops is highly discouraged before and after using powered lenses. The dropper tip should be checked once before usage to confirm no excessive amount of medicine is applied. Before applying, the head should be tilted in the upward direction, while slightly stretching the lower eyelid to create a pocket so the eye drop goes smoothly inside the eye when squeezed from the dropper. Situate and press a fingertip on the corner of the eye, near the nose gently to avoid the medicine from draining out. After applying the drops, do not blink or rub the eye or the area near the eye to avoid irritation, and use it twice a day or as prescribed by the medical expert. 

How Does {{Product}} Work 

{{{Product}} performs the function of stopping the acetylcholine chemical which results in the pupil dilating because of the ciliary muscle being relaxed.

Dosage 

Adult Dosage 

Uveitis: 1 drop 3 times a day

Refraction: 1-2 drops 1 hour before the exam.

Children Dosage 

Uveitis: 1 drop 3 times a day

Refraction: 1 drop twice daily for 1 or 2 days before the exam.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

{{Product}} can be instilled in pregnancy if benefits overweigh potential risks. {{Product}} has not shown any harm but caution is still advised. 

Nursing mothers can use Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml under the prescription and supervision of a doctor only when benefits overweigh potential risks. 

Precautions 

Please inform your doctor about the following before consuming Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml:

  • Fever 
  • Tachycardia 
  • Elderly 
  • Brain damage 
  • Down syndrome 
  • Infant 

Contraindications 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml:

  • Closed-angle glaucoma 
  • Narrow-angle between iris and cornea 
  • Soft lenses 
  • Down syndrome 
  • Hypertension
  • Nerve problems 

Interactions With Other Medicines

  • Ambenonium
  • Potassium
  • Potassium Citrate

Adverse Effects 

Common effects 

  • Dry mouth 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Eye irritation 
  • Stinging 
  • Sensitivity to sunlight

Rare side effects 

  • Hyperaemia 
  • Oedema 
  • Photophobia 
  • Increased Intraocular Pressure

How To Cope With Some 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.

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.

Eye Irritation- Patients are required to not watch television or screens that might increase irritation and to avoid doing heavy chores. 

Photosensitivity –.Patients are advised to do all necessary work after sunset so as to reduce or eliminate sun exposure while undergoing treatment with Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml.

Key Points 

  • Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml is not recommended to patients with glaucoma as it might affect their eye pressure or cause damage. 
  • If a patient notices that the color of the ointment has changed then he is required to not use it and inquire with a doctor first. 
  • {{Product}} may make patients sensitive toward light and sunlight, patients are required to stay indoors and avoid direct eye contact with lights and wear sunglasses in bright lighting. 

FAQ’s

Q1. HOW TO STORE Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml?

Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 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.

Q2. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml?

In case of too much application, wipe the excess liquid off the eyes and, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate, dizziness, and irritation in the eyes so the patient is required to lay down, rest and not panic until further guidance from the doctor.

Q3. WILL Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No, there is not sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

Q4. Can I Take Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml During My Pregnancy?

No, Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml is analyzed to be avoided during pregnancy until highly necessary and only instilled when prescribed by a doctor.

Q5. WILL Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml AFFECT MY FERTILITY?

No, there is not sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

Q6. CAN I DRIVE AFTER APPLYING {{PRODUCT}}

The medicine can cause blurred vision and dizziness hence making it unsafe to drive right after application.

Q7. WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

Q8.CAN Opta Atropine Eye 1% Drop 10 ml BE ADMINISTERED TO INFANTS?

No, {{product} is not to be given to children or infants below the age of 3 months.