Tropicamide

What is Tropicamide

Tropicamide is an ophthalmic cycloplegic and mydriatic agent. It is used for cycloplegic refraction and for dilating the pupil for diagnostic purposes.

This drug was approved by the FDA in 1960. 

Indications

  • cycloplegia induction
  • mydriasis induction

Side Effects

  1. blurred vision
  2. headache
  3. keratitis
  4. nausea
  5. pallor
  6. photophobia
  7. sinus tachycardia
  8. vomiting
  9. xerostomia

Contraindications

  • breast-feeding
  • children
  • closed-angle glaucoma
  • contact lenses
  • geriatric
  • glaucoma
  • infants
  • neonates
  • pregnancy

Interactions

There are no drug interactions associated with Tropicamide products.