This medicine is used for the following purposes:
Brand Name(s): Isopto Atropine
Generic Name: Atropine
If you use contact lenses, remove the contacts before using the medicine. Wait 15 minutes after using the medicine before putting the contacts back on.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
Check the medicine before each use. If the liquid medicine has any particles in it, appears discolored, or if the vial appears damaged, do not use it.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
Do not let the tip of the container touch your eye. Do not touch the tip with your hands or let it touch other surfaces. This can cause a serious eye infection.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.
If you are using more than one drop of this medication, wait at least 5 minutes before using the second drop.
If you are using another eye medicine, wait at least 5 minutes before using the other medicine.
Use this medicine at the same time each day.
Do not use any other eye medicine without your doctor's knowledge.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions before starting this medicine, especially other eye conditions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
This medicine may cause blurry vision.
This medicine may cause increased sensitivity to light. Wear dark glasses to protect eyes from bright light.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- burning or stinging
- discomfort in the eyes
- irritation of the eyes
- itching, redness or dryness of eyes
- itching and swelling of eyelids
- sensitivity to light
- blurring or changes of vision
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- fast or irregular heart beats
- eye pain or swelling
- shortness of breath
- signs of new or worsening eye infection, such as thick drainage or crusting
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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