Pentocyl 1% Drop
An anticholinergic, Pentocyl 1% 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. Pentocyl 1% 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 Pentocyl 1% 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.
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.
Pentocyl 1% 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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