Atropine Ophthalmic Dosage

This dosage information may not include all the information needed to use Atropine Ophthalmic safely and effectively. See additional information for Atropine Ophthalmic.

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Uveitis

Solution: 1 to 2 drops to the affected eye(s) up to 4 times a day
Ointment: 0.3 to 0.5 cm in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) 1 to 3 times a day

Usual Adult Dose for Refraction

1 to 2 drops (1% solution) to the affected eye(s) one time, 1 hour before the anticipated examination.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pupillary Dilation

As an alternative to occlusion for amblyopia:
3 to 7 years: Instill 1 drop (1% solution) in the affected eye once daily. Frequency may be reduced to twice weekly if adequate improvement in visual acuity.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Refraction

1 to 18 years:
Ointment: 0.3 cm in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) up to 3 times a day for 1 to 3 days before the procedure.
Solution: 1 to 2 drops (0.5% solution) to the affected eye(s) twice daily for 1 to 3 days before the procedure.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Uveitis

1 to 18 years:
Ointment: 0.3 to 0.5 cm in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) 1 to 3 times a day.
Solution: 1 to 2 drops (0.5% solution) to the affected eye(s) 1 to 3 times a day.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Because atropine is primarily eliminated by the kidney, caution is recommended in patients with renal impairment.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Because atropine undergoes significant hepatic metabolism, caution is recommended in patients with liver disease.

Dose Adjustments

Larger doses may be required in patients with heavily pigmented irides.

Precautions

Atropine ophthalmic is contraindicated in the elderly and others where undiagnosed glaucoma or excessive intraocular pressure may be present.

Patients should be instructed to avoid allowing the tip of the container to contact the eye, eyelid, fingers or any other surface to avoid contamination.

Dialysis

Because atropine is primarily eliminated by the kidney, caution is recommended in patients with renal impairment.

Other Comments

The ointment may be preferable in smaller children (<5 years) because there is less systemic absorption than with the solution.

To prevent systemic absorption, the conjunctival sac should be compressed by digital pressure for 1 to 3 minutes after administration.

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