Cyclogyl Side Effects
Generic name: cyclopentolate ophthalmic
Note: This document contains side effect information about cyclopentolate ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cyclogyl.
Some side effects of Cyclogyl may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to cyclopentolate ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking cyclopentolate ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Cyclogyl) hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your doctor at once if you feel dizzy or have eye pain, blurred vision, or a rapid pulse right after receiving cyclopentolate eye drops.
Call your doctor if you have any of these serious side effects within a day or two after receiving cyclopentolate ophthalmic:
blurred vision or light sensitivity that lasts longer than 48 hours after receiving cyclopentolate;
fast or uneven heart rate;
warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin;
severe skin rash;
slow or shallow breathing; or
hallucinations or unusual behavior (especially in children).
Less serious side effects of cyclopentolate ophthalmic may include:
sensitivity to sunlight;
mild stinging or burning in your eye; or
swelling of the eyelids.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to cyclopentolate ophthalmic: compounding powder, ophthalmic solution
Respiratory side effects have included decreased secretion in the pharynx, bronchi, and nasal passages.
Cardiovascular side effects have included tachycardia and vasodilation.
Dermatological side effects have included skin rash and decreased sweat gland secretion.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included abdominal distention (in infants), diminished gastrointestinal motility, and decreased salivary secretion.
General side effects have included hyperpyrexia.
Genitourinary side effects have included urinary retention.
Nervous system side effects have included ataxia, incoherent speech, restlessness, and seizures. Unusual drowsiness has also been reported.
Ocular side effects have included increased intraocular pressure, burning, photophobia, blurred vision, irritation, hyperemia, conjunctivitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, punctate keratitis, and synechiae.
Psychiatric side effects have included hallucinations, hyperactivity, disorientation as to time and place, and failure to recognize people.
More Cyclogyl resources
- Cyclogyl Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Cyclogyl Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Cyclogyl MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Cyclogyl Ophthalmic Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- AK-Pentolate Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Cylate Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
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