Cyclopentolate Brand Names
AK-Pentolate | Cyclogyl | Cylate | Ocu-Pentolate
What is Cyclopentolate
Cyclopentolate is a cycloplegic, mydriatic ophthalmic agent with anticholinergic effects on the eye that are similar to atropine.
It is used for cycloplegic refraction and for dilating the pupil for diagnostic purposes.
This drug is useful as an aid to ophthalmic examination in a wide variety of populations, from newborns through the elderly.
Cyclopentolate was approved by the FDA in 1953.
- cycloplegia induction
- mydriasis induction
For mydriasis induction and cycloplegia induction for ophthalmic diagnostic procedures
- blurred vision
- impaired cognition
- ocular hypertension
- ocular irritation
- ocular pain
- sinus tachycardia
- urinary retention
- laboratory monitoring not necessary
- closed-angle glaucoma
- contact lenses
- Down’s syndrome
- seizure disorder
There are no drug interactions associated with Cyclopentolate products.