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What is Cyclopentolate used for?

Cyclopentolate is eye drops used to dilate (widen) the eye pupil before an eye examination or surgery. It works by relaxing the muscles in your eyes. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Cyclopentolate?

Like other medicines, Cyclopentolate can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Cyclopentolate 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 Cyclopentolate cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Cyclopentolate develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Cyclopentolate can cause side effects such as blurred vision, drowsiness, sensitivity to sunlight, and mild burning in your eye. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are applying Cyclopentolate.

What is the recommended dosage of Cyclopentolate?

The dosage of Cyclopentolate prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Cyclopentolate?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Cyclopentolate medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Cyclopentolate?

Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Cyclopentolate, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Cyclopentolate?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Cyclopentolate.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take 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 medicines that may increase the effect of Cyclopentolate, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Cyclopentolate can interact with antidepressants, antihistamines, and bladder or urinary medications.

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 questions to ask your doctor before taking Cyclopentolate?

Is it possible for me to apply Cyclopentolate with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Cyclopentolate?
What are the possible drug interactions of Cyclopentolate?
How will Cyclopentolate work in my body?
How should Cyclopentolate be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Cyclopentolate drug interactions and side effects?


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 Cyclopentolate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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