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Open Eye Drop

Manufacturer: Optho Remedies Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Cyclopentolate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: June 01, 2019

An anticholinergic, Open Eye Drop is typically used just before an eye examination, especially before refraction eye exams. The drug temporarily widens, that 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. Open 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 Open Eye Drop are Eye irritation, Foreign body sensation in eyes, Blurred vision, Eye itching, Stinging in the eyes, Increased intraocular pressure, and Burning sensation in the eye. 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.

  • Eye inflammation

  • Eye irritation

  • Burning sensation in eye

  • Stinging in the eyes

  • Blurred vision

  • Eye itching

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is extremely unsafe to be used during pregnancy. Studies carried out on humans and animals have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Doctor consultation is recommended in such cases.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The medication should not be consumed by breastfeeding mothers as there is a higher risk of side-effects on the infant. You are suggested to consult your doctor to discuss the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.
  • 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Open Eye Drop , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    In case of overdose, consult your doctor.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.

Open Eye Drop is used during pediatric eye examinations, which helps in the dilation of the eye. It blocks muscarinic receptors, which in turn helps with the dilation of the pupils.

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