One of the muscarinic antagonists with pharmacologic action similar to atropine and used mainly as an ophthalmic parasympatholytic or mydriatic. .

Opticyl - Pharmacology:

Opticyl binds to and blocks the receptors in the muscles of the eye (muscarinic receptor M4). Opticyl acts by blocking the responses of the iris sphincter muscle to the iris and ciliary muscles to cholinergic stimulation, producing dilation of the pupil and paralysis of the ciliary muscle.

Opticyl for patients

This medication is for use in the eye. One or two drops are placed in the eye(s) 15 minutes or so prior to examination. Additional drops may be necessary to achieve the desired effect for an eye examination. When used to treat eye conditions, use as directed by your prescriber for the full course of treatment. After application of the drops, apply pressure to the side of the nose where the tear duct is with your finger for 1 to 3 minutes to prevent absorption into the body.

Opticyl Interactions

The effect of antimuscarinic medicines may be enhanced by the concurrent administration of other medicines with anti-muscarinic properties such as amantadine, anti-histamines, butyrophenones, phenothiazines, and tricyclic anti-depressants.

Opticyl Contraindications

Brain damage in children, Downs syndrome (mongolism), glaucoma, angle-closure, spastic paralysis (in children), and sensitivity to tropicamide.

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Brand Names containing Tropicamide

Chemical structure:
N N O O H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H C17H20N2O2 2D chemical structure C17H20N2O2 SVG | 2D structure Tropicamide chemical names, chemical properties, classification C17H20N2O2