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Hydroxyamphetamine and Tropicamide (Ophthalmic)
In the U.S.-
Hydroxyamphetamine and Tropicamide ( hi-DROX-ee-am-fet-uh-meen and troe-PIK-a-mide ) is medicine that is put into your eye to make your pupil larger. It also reduces your body's ability to adjust your eye for near vision. These drops are used when you have your eyes examined by the eye doctor.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For hydroxyamphetamine and tropicamide drops, the following should be considered:
Allergies- Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to hydroxyamphetamine and tropicamide or other eye drops. Also tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy- Studies on effects in pregnancy have not been done in either humans or animals.
Breast-feeding- It is not known whether hydroxyamphetamine and tropicamide passes into human breast milk. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts, many of them may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who are taking this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
Children- Infants and young children may be especially sensitive to the effects of hydroxyamphetamine and tropicamide. This may increase the chance or severity of some of the side effects during treatment.
Older adults- This medicine has been tested and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
Other medicines- Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
Other medical problems- The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of hydroxyamphetamine and tropicamide. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Proper Use of This Medicine
Use this medicine exactly as directed. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label . Do not use more of it or use it more often. This may cause more side effects.
To store this medicine:
Precautions While Using This Medicine
After this medicine is put into your eyes:
Side Effects of This Medicine
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome.
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT