Atropine Ointment

          Atropine Ointment  (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing  (uveitis/iritis) 1/2" strip bid.
Dosing (cycloplegia) 1/2" strip bid 1 to 3 days before examination.
Chem Specs atropine sulfate 1%
Quantities 3.5gm
Cost 60.00 generic
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. The ointment dosage form is generally
preferred for use in children, as the solution presents a greater chance of systemic absorption.
Contraindications Predisposition toward narrow angle glaucoma. Pediatric patients who have previously had
a severe systemic reaction to atropine. Hypersensitivity to atropine or product contents.
Pediatric use > 3 months
Pregnancy Category C
Peak mydriasis 30-40 min. Peak cycloplegia 1-2 hrs. Recovery 6-12 days.
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