click here for details           Cyclogyl  (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing  (uveitis/iritis) 1 or 2 drops bid    (consider atropine or homatropine)
Dosing (cycloplegia) 1 drop 1% repeated once in five minutes about 30 min before refraction.
For infants 1 drop 0.05% with nasolacrimal pressure for 2-3 min.
Chem Specs Cyclopentolate 0.5%, 1%,  2%
Quantities 2, 5, 15ml
Cost 9.00/15ml
Class anticholinergic
Action Competitive antagonist for the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor.
Usage Indicated for cycloplegic refraction or for pupil dilation in acute inflammatory
conditions of the iris and uveal tract.
Increased susceptibility in infants, young children, and in children with blond hair, blue eyes,
Down's syndrome, spastic paralysis, or brain damage. Cyclopentolate increases IOP for
several hours in patients with POAG. Stinging is normal; hypersensitivity is rare.
Contraindications Untreated narrow-angle glaucoma, or untreated anatomically narrow angles,
or hypersensitivity to any component of the preparation.
Pediatric use Use with caution with infants and small children.
Pregnancy Category C
Peak mydriasis 30-60 min. Peak cycloplegia 25-75 min. Recovery 6-24 hrs. Recovery from
mydriasis in some individuals may require several days. Observe infants for 30 minutes; avoid
feeding for 4 hours. (See package insert for extensive list of possible adverse reactions.)