Tropicamide ophthalmic Side Effects

Some side effects of tropicamide ophthalmic 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 tropicamide ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, tropicamide ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking tropicamide ophthalmic:

Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body
  • Clumsiness or unsteadiness
  • confusion
  • fast heartbeat
  • flushing or redness of face
  • hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
  • increased thirst or dryness of mouth
  • skin rash
  • slurred speech
  • swollen stomach in infants
  • unusual behavior, especially in children
  • unusual drowsiness, tiredness, or weakness

Some side effects of tropicamide ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Blurred vision
  • headache
  • sensitivity of eyes to light
  • stinging of the eye when the medicine is applied

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to tropicamide ophthalmic: compounding powder, ophthalmic solution

Ocular

Ocular side effects associated with tropicamide ophthalmic have included transient stinging, blurry vision, photophobia, and superficial punctate keratitis. Increased intraocular pressure has been reported with mydriatic agents.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headaches, psychotic reactions, and behavioral disturbances.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included pallor, tachycardia, and vasomotor or cardiorespiratory collapse.

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects have included muscle rigidity.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions (unspecified) have been reported.

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