MINIMS TROPICAMIDE 1%W/V

Active substance: TROPICAMIDE

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Minims® Tropicamide 0.5% w/v
Minims® Tropicamide 1% w/v

Eye Drops, solution
Tropicamide
Read all this leaflet carefully before you start using your
medicine. It contains a summary of the information available
on your medicine. If you have any questions or are not sure
about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Remember this medicine is for you. Do not give it to someone
else.
In this leaflet:
1. What Minims® Tropicamide eye drops are and what they are
used for
2. Before you use your eye drops
3. How to use your eye drops
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store your eye drops
6. Further information

1. What Minims® Tropicamide eye drops are and they
are used for
Minims® Tropicamide contains a mydriatic and cycloplegic
agent. It is used to enlarge the pupil of your eye and temporarily
paralyse the lens. Your doctor or eye specialist may use it to
examine your eye.
This medicine is indicated for children, adults and the elderly.

2. Before you use your eye drops
Do not use these drops if
you are allergic to the active substance (tropicamide) or any
of the other ingredients (refer to the end of this leaflet).
you have history of closed angle glaucoma with your eyes
likely to develop sudden increased internal pressure when
the pupil is enlarged
Take special care
Ask yourself the following questions:
Is this product to be used in a small child?
Are your eyes red or inflamed?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, tell your doctor or
eye specialist.
If you are pregnant, may be pregnant, or are breastfeeding
Tell your doctor or eye specialist, he/she may decide to use
these drops or to prescribe you an alternative.
Contact lenses
Your doctor will ask you to remove your contact lenses prior to
the administration of the drops. There is no information on the
effect of this product on contact lenses. Therefore, do not wear
your contact lenses until the effects of the drops have
completely worn off.
Driving and using machines
Some people find bright light (such as daylight) uncomfortable
for a few hours after receiving Minims® Tropicamide. This may
make it difficult for you to drive.
As with all eye drops, your vision may be blurred after putting
the drops in. Wait until your vision is clear before driving or
using machines.

3. How to use your eye drops
The drops are in special single use “Minims” units, to treat both
eyes if necessary. Once opened, use immediately. Discard any
unused portion.
Dosage
The normal adult dose is 1 drop followed by a second drop
after an interval of 5 minutes. A further 1 drop may be
instilled after 30 minutes, if required.
The dose for children will be decided by the doctor or eye
specialist.
Method of administration
Make sure you follow these instructions carefully:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Use a mirror, this will help you to see what you are doing.
3. Carefully dry your eyes using a tissue, and twist off the cap
from the Minims body of the unit.
4. Pull your lower eyelid down gently, and then carefully place 1
or 2 drops inside your lower eyelid.
5. Close your eye and blink a few times to make sure your eye
is covered by the liquid.
6. Close the eyelids. It is advisable to press gently on the inner
corner of your eyelid for 3 minutes. This will help stop the
solution draining into your nose and throat. This is especially
advisable in children, the elderly and population at risk.
7. Repeat steps 4, 5 and 6 for the other eye if necessary, then
throw away the Minims unit, even if some solution remains.

If you use more Minims® Tropicamide than you should, an
overdose is very unlikely to occur. If you suddenly feel unwell
after receiving the drops, tell your doctor or eye specialist or

4. Possible side effects
The following side effects may occur:
temporary stinging and blurred vision. This will gradually
wear off .
dry mouth. This is caused by the active substance being
absorbed through the tear duct and causing a common effect
for this type of medicine. This effect should wear off within a
couple of hours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, please seek immediate
medical attention. If you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store your eye drops
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use the eye drops after the expiry date which is stated
on the overwrap of each unit and on the carton after the letters
“EXP”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze. Store in the original
package in order to protect from light.
The drops are in special single use “Minims” units, to treat both
eyes if necessary. Once opened, use immediately. Discard any
unused portion.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Further information
What do your eye drops contain
The active ingredient is tropicamide. Each Minims unit
contains approximately 0.5 ml eye drops solution of
tropicamide 0.5% w/v (2.5 mg) or 1% w/v (5 mg).
The other ingredients are sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric
acid (for pH adjustment) and purified water.
This medicine does not contain a preservative as it is a sterile
single use unit.
Contents of the pack
Each carton contains 20 units.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Chauvin Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
106 London Road - Kingston-upon-Thames - KT2 6TN - UK Tel:
+44 (0)20 8781 2900 / Fax: +44 (0)20 8781 2901
Manufacturer:
Laboratoire Chauvin - Z.I.Ripotier - 07200 Aubenas - France
Marketing Authorisation Numbers:
Minims® Tropicamide 0.5% w/v :
PL 0033/0077 (UK) ; PA 118/25/1 (Ireland)
Minims® Tropicamide 1% w/v :
PL 0033/0078 (UK) ; PA 118/25/2 (Ireland)
DATE OF PREPARATION: August 2008
Art. 76549 GB260E01-05.07

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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