What is Tropicamide 1% Eye Drops?
Tropicamide, sold under the brand name Mydriacyl among others, is a medication used to dilate the pupil and help with the examination of the eye. Specifically, it is used to help examine the back of the eye. It is applied as eye drops. Effects occur within 40 minutes and last for up to a day. Trophtha® Eye Drops is a medicine that helps to increase the size of the pupil of the eye so that eye examinations can be carried out thoroughly. Trophtha® Eye Drops also give relief from eye pain by relaxing the eye muscles. This medication starts to work in minutes, and its effect usually lasts 24 hours or sometimes longer. It is advisable to inform your doctor if you continue to have blurred vision, sensitivity to light, or dilated (increase in size) pupils several days after your examination.
Common side effects include blurry vision, increased intraocular pressure, and sensitivity to light. Another rare but severe side effect is psychosis, particularly in children. It is unclear if use during pregnancy is safe for the baby. Tropicamide is in the antimuscarinic part of the anticholinergic family of medications. It works by making the muscles within the eye unable to respond to nerve signals. Tropicamide was approved for medical use in the United States in 1960. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines.
Trophtha® Eye Drops is for topical use only. It is generally administered 15-20 minutes prior to an eye examination. Do no self-medicate this medicine at home. Check the label thoroughly for directions before using the medicine.
The use of this medicine may cause temporary blurring of eyes, stinging sensation in the eye, and increased sensitivity to light in some people. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Let your doctor know if they do not go away or bother you. Do not use the medicine if you have a known allergy to any components of this preparation.
Trophtha® Eye Drops is contraindicated in people with primary glaucoma or a tendency toward glaucoma (e.g., narrow anterior chamber angle). Let your doctor know if you have any such conditions. It is not known whether this medicine is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding to make sure it is safe for you and the developing baby.