Ophthalmic atropine, homatropine, and scopolamine are used to dilate (enlarge) the pupil of the eye. They are used before eye examinations, before and after eye surgery, and to treat certain eye conditions, such as uveitis or posterior synechiae.

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  • atropine, homatropine, and scopolamine
  • Severity: Moderate
    If any of the following side effects occur while taking cyclopentolate ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

    Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body
    Clumsiness or unsteadiness
    constipation, full feeling, passing gas, or stomach cramps or pain
    fast or irregular heartbeat
    convulsions (seizures)
    flushing or redness of face
    hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
    passing urine less often
    skin rash
    slurred speech
    swollen stomach (in infants)
    thirst or dryness of mouth
    unusual behavior, such as disorientation to time or place, failure to recognize people, hyperactivity, or restlessness, especially in children
    unusual drowsiness, tiredness, or weakness
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with cyclopentolate ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Blurred vision
    burning of eye
    eye irritation not present before therapy
    increased sensitivity of eyes to light
  • (cyclopentolate hydrochloride) ophthalmic solution