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  • Generic Name: (tropicamide)
    Other Brands: N/A
  • Last Revised: 02/2015
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      Mydriacyl is an eye drop medicine used to temporarily dilate the pupils for certain procedures.

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Mydriacyl works by blocking the response of a muscle in the eye, thereby allow the pupils to dilate.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: By dilating your pupils, Mydriacyl may help your healthcare provider examine and treat your eyes.

      When: Mydriacyl may start working within 15 to 30 minutes.

      How do I know it is working?

      Your healthcare provider will assess how well this medication is working.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      More common side effects may include: increased pressure in the eye, temporary stinging, dry mouth, blurry vision, eye discomfort in bright light, increased heart rate, headache, allergic reactions, nausea, vomiting, paleness.

      Less common side effects may include:

      Mydriacyl may cause psychotic reactions or behavioral disturbances.

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not use Mydriacyl if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Mydriacyl. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart problems or glaucoma.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

      Adults: The usual dose is one to two drops.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Use Mydriacyl exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

      Wash your hands after using Mydriacyl.

      Protect your eyes from bright light while your pupils are dilated.

      Remove your contact lenses before using Mydriacyl.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not touch the dropper tip to any surface, as this may contaminate the solution.

      Do not drive a car, operate heavy machinery, or engage in other dangerous activities while your pupils are dilated.

      Do not get Mydriacyl solution in your mouth.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      If Mydriacyl is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your healthcare provider before combining Mydriacyl with the following: carbachol or pilocarpine.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      The effects of Mydriacyl during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      Mydriacyl should be given under special circumstances determined by your healthcare provider.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Your healthcare provider will store this medication for you.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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