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Dilate 1% V/V Eye Drop

Manufacturer: Micro Labs Ltd
Medicine composition: Cyclopentolate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

An anticholinergic, Dilate 1% V/V Eye Drop is typically used just before an eye examination, especially before refraction eye exams. The drug temporarily widens, that is dilates the pupil and at the same time relaxes eye muscles.

The application of the drug is done about an hour before the examination is due. Once the first dose is given, the next is administered in about another 5 to 10 minutes. Dilate 1% V/V Eye Drop is only meant for application in the eye. It should not be taken by mouth or injected into the body.

When it comes to application, wash your hands thoroughly before using the drops. Once you have put in the drops, do not wash the dropper, just place the cap back on and close it. Make sure to wash your hands after every use.

All medicines lead to a few side effects. While some are common and disappear in a while, others are less common and can be very dangerous. Some minor side effects that may occur while using Dilate 1% V/V Eye Drop are blurry vision, eye irritation and redness. Major side effects are very rare in this case, but if you experience pain in the eyes, changes in vision or irregular beating of the heart, get in touch with your medical provider and seek immediate treatment.

allergic disorders
severe allergic reaction
, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders,
eye disorders
In addition to its intended effect, Dilate 1% V/V Eye Drop may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Electrolyte imbalance
Redistribution/accumulation of body fat
Bone degradation
Increased risk of infection
Muscle disorders
Increased blood pressure
Altered bone growth
Skin scar
Behavioural changes
Increased glucose level in blood
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Cytocort eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Patients not to drive or operate hazardous machinery until vision is clear.
Patients experiencing undesirable effects like vertigo, vision disorders or muscle weakness ,should avoid driving vehicles or using machines.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Dilate 1% V/V Eye Drop, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi doc, I am pregnant by 37 weeks 3 days. During my last check up, my doc told me that my baby hasn't dropped and I am not dilated or effaced. But my baby is in head down position. M doing exercises, squats n daily chores and this is my first pregnancy. M so confused and worried whether my baby will drop or not as the days are progressing. Please advise.

MRCOG, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Hi doc, I am pregnant by 37 weeks 3 days. During my last check up, my doc told me that my baby hasn't dropped and I a...
In the first pregnancy, head decent of baby and labour pains may start late. There is nothing to worry for that. You can wait for 2 more weeks but under the guidance of your obstretician.
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I have dilated pulp of left eye and a little night vision problem from last one month. What I should do?

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Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have dilated pulp of left eye and a little night vision problem from last one month. What I should do?
Homoeopathic medicine CYCLAMEN 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drop in 1 poon fresh water 3 time daily for 15 days Consult an Eye spcialist ffor proper glasse if eyesight is weak
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I m facing a little problem I have red eyes for 2days and I used ciplox drop twice a day. But nothing happened. Is something serious?

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I m facing a little problem I have red eyes for 2days and I used ciplox drop twice a day. But nothing happened. Is so...
Hello. . Eye redness is most often due to swollen or dilated blood vessels. This makes the surface of the eye look red. There are many causes of a red eye or eyes like infection, allergy. Foreign body in eyes. Some are medical emergencies and some are a cause for concern, but not an emergency. Others are nothing to worry about. Consult your local eye specilist to see what is the cause.

I m facing a little problem I have red eyes for 2days and I used ciplox drop twice a day. But nothing happened. Is something serious?

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I m facing a little problem I have red eyes for 2days and I used ciplox drop twice a day. But nothing happened. Is so...
Hello. Eyes have many small blood vessels. It is normal and is required for nutrition of eye. Eye redness is most often due to swollen or dilated blood vessels. This makes the surface of the eye look red. There are many causes of a red eye or eyes like infection, allergy. Foreign body in eyes. Some are medical emergencies and some are a cause for concern, but not an emergency. Others are nothing to worry about. Consult your local eye specilist to see what is the cause.

I m facing a little problem I have red eyes for 2days and I used ciplox drop twice a day. But nothing happened. Is something serious?

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I m facing a little problem I have red eyes for 2days and I used ciplox drop twice a day. But nothing happened. Is so...
Hello. Eyes have many small blood vessels. It is normal and is required for nutrition of eye. Eye redness is most often due to swollen or dilated blood vessels. This makes the surface of the eye look red. There are many causes of a red eye or eyes like infection, allergy. Foreign body in eyes. Some are medical emergencies and some are a cause for concern, but not an emergency. Others are nothing to worry about. Consult your local eye specilist to see what is the cause.
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Popular Health Tips

Foot Drop

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Foot Drop

To avoid dragging the toes, people with foot drop may lift their kneehigher than normal. Or they may swing their leg in a wide arc.

Foot drop can happen to one foot or both feet at the same time. It can strike at any age.In general, foot drop stems fromweakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot. It can have many different causes. Treatments for foot drop vary according to the cause. Most common causes and treatments for foot drop.

What causes foot drop?

  • Foot drop is a symptom of an underlying problem, rather than a disease itself. It can be temporary or permanent. Causes of foot drop include:
  • Nerve injury
  • Brain or spinal disorders
  • Muscle disorders

Here's some more detail on these causes:

Nerve injury. Most commonly, foot drop is caused by an injury to the peroneal nerve. The peroneal nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve that wraps from the back of the knee to the front of the shin. Because it sits very close to the surface, it may be damaged easily.

An injury to the peroneal nerve may also be associated with pain or numbness along the shin or the top of the foot.

Some common ways the peroneal nerve is damaged or compressed include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Hip or knee replacement surgery
  • Spending long hours sitting cross-legged or squatting
  • Childbirth
  • Time spent in a leg cast
  • Injury to the nerve roots in the spinemay also cause foot drop.
  • Brain or spinal disorders. Neurological conditions can contribute to foot drop. These include:
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis (ms)
  • Cerebral palsy


How do doctors treat foot drop?

Treatment for foot drop will depend on the cause. Early treatment may improve chances of recovery.

Treatments may include:

  • Lightweight braces
  • Shoe inserts (orthotics)
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Lightweight braces are the most common treatment. They're used to support the leg.
  • Physical therapy is used to strengthen foot and leg muscles. It may improve a person's ability to walk. In some cases, electronic devices that stimulate the leg nerves during walking may be appropriate.
  • Surgery may be recommended to try to repair or decompress a damaged nerve. In cases where foot drop is permanent, surgery to fuse the foot and ankle joint or to transfer tendons from stronger muscles may help improve gait and stability

Foot drop, sometimes called" drop foot" is the inability to lift the front part of the foot. This causes the toes to drag along the ground while walking.To avoid dragging the toes, people with foot drop may lift their kneehigher than normal. Or they may swing their leg in a wide arc.Foot drop can happen to one foot or both feet at the same time. It can strike at any age.In general, foot drop stems fromweakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot. It can have many different causes. Treatments for foot drop vary according to the cause. Most common causes and treatments for foot drop.
 

Eat wise, drop a size

Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Eat wise, drop a size.
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Drop the Razor and Go in for Laser Hair Removal

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Drop the Razor and Go in for Laser Hair Removal

Those were the time when it was deemed tempting for a man to be hairy. With hair almost everywhere, the manlier was the line of thinking. Unfortunately, those days are gone. Today, men don’t want the odd patches of hair on their shoulder or back of the arms and don’t even want chest hair anymore. So, just like ladies, men want their wanted hair removed as well.

There are DIY hair removal kits available, which people really don’t get attracted to. When it comes intense skincare treatments, many prefer to let professionals work wonders, rather than getting some random kit from any local store. Clinic Dermatech offers laser hair treatment for both men and women and has attained the for their work and excellence in the field.

Why choose permanent laser hair removal?

When it comes to hair removal, women have always had a myriad of options like shaving, waxing, and plucking. Men, on the other hand, have been at a loss as they have close to no option other than shaving. Shaving of hair on the face is done but what about the other parts of the body. Getting rid of hair on the chest, the back or elsewhere has been somewhat a mystery. Razors are the easy available but they are also not a permanent solution as the hair tend to regrow. Laser hair removal doesn’t present these problems. Let us check out some benefits of laser hair removal for men:

• It reduces hair growth permanently
• It eliminates ingrown hairs
• It saves you from razor burn and razor-caused bumps

How Does It Work?

Basically, the laser beam causes localized damage to the hair by concentrating light on the hair follicle, while not affecting the rest of the skin. The pigment in the follicles absorbs the laser beams, and this destroys the hair. It takes just a fraction of a second to destroy many follicles of hair at one time. However, permanent hair removal depends on many factors including skin colour, hair colour, and the strength of the laser the particular person can tolerate.

What is the cost of Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal is not really that expensive as people might think. Initially, when laser hair removal was first starting out, it was extremely expensive. Even if a small area was to be treated, like the upper lip, it would cost a large sum of money. Now with the advent of better technologies and the fact that the treatment is more common, the price has fallen down substantially. The cost also depends on the size of the area to be treated. So, getting both the legs treated will be more expensive than doing your underarms.

5 Sweeping Reasons to Drop that Hand Sanitizer

DNB (Dermatology), Fellowship in Skin & Lasers, MBBS, Masters of Dermatology (M.Derm)
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
5 Sweeping Reasons to Drop that Hand Sanitizer

5 Sweeping Reasons To Drop That Hand Sanitizer You Carry Everywhere!

Although hand sanitizers offer you the convenience to clean your hands sans soap and water, and help in killing germs, these convenient health tools also come with their share of negatives.

Here's why you should drop that bottle of hand sanitizer, every time you can avoid and go conventional with soap and water:

1. Creation of Superbugs and Destruction of Cells
Although the ingredient triclosans prevent the development of bacteria, it does more harm than good. Studies show that it aids creation of superbugs (different types of bacteria that are resistant to certain forms of antibiotics). Furthermore, according to a 2014 study, triclosans have also been found to spur the development of breast cancer cells, not to mention the destruction of brain cells, according to research conducted by the university of california.

2. Causes Disruption in Hormones
Excessive use of hand sanitizers has also been found to bring about abnormal hormonal problems. Studies reveal that the triclosan ingredient can alter the way hormones function in the body, enabling bacteria to be able to adapt and become more resistant to antibiotics.

3. Development of Life-Threatening Health Problems
Another ingredient in hand sanitizers that play a role in preventing the growth of bacteria is parabens. This ingredient has been found to be a potent contributing factor in many health problems such as cancer, skin irritation, endocrine problems, to name a few.

4. Causes Skin Damage in The Long Run
As an active ingredient in hand sanitizers, alcohol can have an adverse effect on your health. It breaks down the protective outermost layer of skin, rendering it easy for toxins like parabens or bpa (bisphenol a) that is found in plastics to penetrate your skin easily.

5. Makes You Resistant to Antibiotics
Using hand sanitizers can make you resistant to antibiotics, thereby lowering your resistance to diseases. They may affect your body's immunity by killing off good bacteria that are responsible for keeping you safe from disease-causing bad bacteria. A study conducted in 2011 found that health care workers who used hand sanitizers more than soap and water are 6 times more likely to fall prey to outbreaks of norovirus (a highly infectious virus that causes viral gastroenteritis)

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Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hot packs are very effective as they dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow, delivering needed nutrients and oxygen to cells in the area being heated, aiding the removal of cell waste and promoting healing.
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About Dilate 1% V/V Eye Drop
When is Dilate 1% V/V Eye Drop prescribed?
What are the side effects of Dilate 1% V/V Eye Drop?
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What are the substitutes for Dilate 1% V/V Eye Drop?
What are the interactions for Dilate 1% V/V Eye Drop?