ATROPINE is a drug used to relieve pain and spasms of the iris and other painful conditions.
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Atropine Sulfate 1% Ophthalmic Solution by Bausch & Lomb
ATROPINE Ophthalmic Solution belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergic agents. These agents act on the parasympathetic nervous system causing the muscles in your pet's eyes to become relaxed. ATROPINE Ophthalmic Solution is used to dilate the pupil when there is an inflammatory condition or in post-surgery situations. ATROPINE is used to treat...
- Corneal ulcers
- Uveitis (inflammation inside the eye)
- Other painful conditions associated with the eye
ATROPINE works by paralyzing the sphincter muscle of the iris of the eye, which results in dilation of the pupil.
- ATROPINE requires a prescription.
- ATROPINE is a potent eye treatment, with effects lasting 5 - 7 days in some animals.
- Do not use ATROPINE in animals with known allergies to this medication.
- ATROPINE should not be used in animals with glaucoma.
- Repeated use can cause a substantial decrease in tear production.
- Since this drug will cause the pupils to dilate, your pet's eyes will be very sensitive to sunlight.
- Some dogs and cats do not tolerate ATROPINE Ophthalmic Solution.
Details About Atropine
"ATROPINE is a drug used to relieve pain and spasms of the iris and other painful conditions."
Atropine Is Used To Treat These Symptoms
Possible Side Effects When Using Atropine
If any of these side effects occur, you may keep using ATROPINE, but contact your veterinarian.
Allergic reactions and more serious side effects
Allergic reactions and more serious side effects are rare, but in the case of an allergic reaction or a more serious side effect you should stop ATROPINE treatment and seek veterinary attention. Some common allergic reactions and more serious side effects are...
- breathing difficulty
- facial swelling
Our Information Is Not Intended To Replace The Advice Of Your Veterinarian
"Do not use our product information for diagnostic purposes. Always take your pet to your veterinarian to obtain a diagnosis and course of treatment. Only your veterinarian is qualified to assess all possible side effects, interactions, precautions, warnings and possible allergic reactions relating to the use of this product or drug with your pet."
- Use ATROPINE as directed by your veterinarian.
- Frequency of administration depends on the severity of the condition being treated.
- Wash your hands before using ATROPINE.
- Be sure not to touch the opening of the tube with your hands or to your pet's eyes.
- Keep the cap secured properly when not using ATROPINE.
- Store ATROPINE at room temperature.
Dosage for DOGS and CATS
- Apply thin film of sterile ointment to the lower eyelid.
- Apply dosage to affected eye 1-2 times daily, unless directed otherwise by your veterinarian.
- Wait at least 10 minutes before applying any other eye medication to the same eye.
- Shake the drops to make sure medicine is mixed well.
- Apply 1-2 drops to your pet's eye.
- Administer drops to the affected eye 3 times daily, unless directed otherwise by your veterinarian.
- In the case of a missed dose of ATROPINE, apply the missed does as soon as you remember, unless it is
nearly time for the next treatment. DO NOT GIVE A DOUBLE DOSE OF ATROPINE.
- In the case of a suspected overdose, flush the eye with water and contact your veterinarian. However, this
medicine is usually not absorbed in large enough amounts to cause an overdose.