|Atropine-Care®; Atropisol®; Isopto® Atropine; Sal-Tropine®|
|Foreign Brand Names|
|Tropyn Z (Mexico)|
Anticholinergic Agent; Anticholinergic Agent, Ophthalmic; Antidote;
Antispasmodic Agent, Gastrointestinal; Ophthalmic Agent,
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to atropine or any other part of the medicine.
- If you have any of the following conditions: Narrow-angle glaucoma,
rapid heartbeats (tachycardia), blockage in the gastrointestinal tract, slow
intestinal tract, severe ulcerative colitis, severely enlarged colon, liver
disease, a large prostate, kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, asthma,
over-active thyroid gland.
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used for the treatment of inflamed parts of the
|How does it work?|
- Atropine increases the size of the pupil of the
|How is it best taken?|
- For the eye only.
- Take out soft contact lenses before using medicine. Lenses can be
replaced 15 minutes after medicine is given.
- Do not touch the bottle or tube tip to the eye, lid, or other skin.
- Tilt head back and drop medicine into eye.
- After using medicine keep your eyes closed. Apply pressure to the
inside corner of the eye. Do this for 3-5 minutes. This keeps medicine in the
- Separate each eye medicine by 5 minutes. Give one and wait 5 minutes
before using the next.
- Place medicine inside the lower lid. Close the eye for 1-2 minutes.
Roll eyeball around.
- Separate each eye medicine by 10 minutes. Give one and wait 10 minutes
before using the
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Instill a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not instill a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- If you are 65 or older, you may have more side effects.
- Men 65 or older with problems urinating should not take this medicine.
- You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities
until you see how this medicine affects you.
- Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor) and other medicines
and herbs that slow your actions and reactions. This includes sedatives,
tranquilizers, mood stabilizers, or pain medicine. Talk with healthcare
- Be careful in hot weather. Can increase risk of heat stroke.
- You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid lots of sun. Use sunscreen;
wear protective clothing and eyewear.
- If you are using the eye drops or ointment, wear sunglasses. You will
be very sensitive to the sunlight.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Feeling sleepy, lightheaded, dizzy, or having blurred vision. Avoid
driving, doing other tasks or activities that require you to be alert until you
see how this medicine affects you.
- Dry mouth. Frequent mouth care, sucking hard candy, or chewing gum may
- Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing
diet may help. Talk with healthcare provider about a stool softener or laxative.
- Unable to pass urine. Go to the bathroom before taking medicine. Talk
with healthcare provider if it becomes a
|What should I monitor?|
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Eye pain.
- Any rash.
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store at room temperature. Protect from
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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