- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Tropicacyl* used for?
Generic for Tropicacyl* (Tropicamide) eye drops is used before an eye examination to dilate the eye pupil and relax the muscles in the eye. This makes it easier for the doctor to examine the eyes thoroughly. Generic for Tropicacyl* eye drops may also be used before and after eye surgery. Generic for Tropicacyl* belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. Generic for Tropicacyl* works by relaxing certain muscles of the eye.
Generic for Tropicacyl* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Tropicacyl*?
The dosage of Generic for Tropicacyl* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Wash your hands before applying Generic for Tropicacyl* eye drops. Tilt your head back, pull the lower eyelid to make a pouch and then place 1 or 2 drops of the medicine into this pouch. Apply gentle pressure at the inner corner of the eyes for 2 to 3 minutes so that the medicine is absorbed by the eyes. Wash your hands after using the eye drops.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Tropicacyl*?
What if you overdose on Generic for Tropicacyl*?
Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Tropicacyl*, seek medical attention immediately. Overdose symptoms of Generic for Tropicacyl* may include fast heartbeat, dry mouth, photophobia and unusual drowsiness.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Tropicacyl*?
- Methylene blue
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Tropicacyl*.
Generic for Tropicacyl* can interact with the following types of medicines: tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotics, antihistamines, MAO inhibitors, antispasmodics, antiarrhythmics and other anticholinergics.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is used with another drug or with food. Before you use a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Tropicacyl*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Tropicacyl*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Tropicacyl* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Tropicacyl* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Tropicacyl* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Tropicacyl* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Tropicacyl* can cause side effects such as temporary eye stinging, blurred vision, headache, eye sensitivity to light and dry mouth. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Tropicacyl*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before using Generic for Tropicacyl*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Tropicacyl* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Tropicacyl*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Tropicacyl*?
How will Generic for Tropicacyl* work in my body?
How should Generic for Tropicacyl* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Tropicacyl* drug interactions and side effects?
Before using Generic for Tropicacyl*, tell your doctor if you have glaucoma, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, Down's syndrome, spastic paralysis or brain damage (in children).
As Generic for Tropicacyl* eye drops may cause temporary blurred vision, do not drive until you can see clearly. After using the eye drops, your eyes may become more sensitive to light. Use dark sunglasses when you go out.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Tropicacyl* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.