CAS No : 1508-75-4
Therapeutic Class : Muscarinic Antagonist
Pharmacopoeial Compliance : IP / BP
Send Inquiry »
Tropicamide is an antimuscarinic agent that produces short acting mydriasis and cycloplegia when used as eye drops. Tropicamide is used to allow better examination of the lens, vitreous humor, and retina of the eye. Due to its relatively short duration of effect, Tropicamide is typically used during eye examinations such as the dilated fundus examination, but it may also be used before or after an eye surgery too. Cycloplegic drops are often also used to treat anterior uveitis, decreasing the inflammation in the anterior chamber of the eye. Tropicamide is occasionally administered in combination with drugs such as sympathomimetic drugs. The use of the sympathomimetic drug causes the iris dilator muscle to be stimulated, causing an increased dilation of the muscle. Tropicamide at times induces transient stinging and there may be a mild and transient rise in intraocular pressure in many patients. It may cause redness or conjunctivitis at times. Tropicamide may, in very rare cases, cause an attack of acute angle-closure glaucoma.This tends to be in patients with narrow anterior chamber angles.