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Tropicamide

Mydriatic agent, Topical ophthalmic, Eye drop

Brand Names

Mydriacyl®, Opticyl®, Tropicacyl®

Drug Information

Pharmacology

Causes mydriasis and cycloplegia.

Contraindications

General
  • Use with caution in patients that may be predisposed for acute congestive glaucoma as this condition may be precipitated in these cases.

Adverse Effects

General
  • May cause pain upon administration and salivation.
  • May also precipitate acute congestive glaucoma in susceptible patients.

Comments

Maximum dilation occurs in 15 – 30 minutes and lasts 6 – 12 hours in most animals.
Intraocular pressure is not affected.

Available Forms

Human
  • Solution – 0.5% and 1% in 2 and 15 mL btls; Mydriacyl ®, Opticyl ®, Tropicacyl®, generic.
Veterinary – General
  • None

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