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User Reviews for Tropicamide ophthalmic

Also known as: Mydriacyl, Tropicacyl

Tropicamide ophthalmic has an average rating of 2.2 out of 10 from a total of 7 ratings on Drugs.com. 0% of those users who reviewed Tropicamide ophthalmic reported a positive effect, while 80% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Pupillary Dilation   2.2
7 reviews 51 medications
Summary of Tropicamide ophthalmic reviews 2.2 7 reviews

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headache · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 16, 2020

For Pupillary Dilation: “After having an eye dilated with this medication, I had a raging headache that would not stop for 2 straight weeks. Now I suppose I know what a migraine feels like.”

1 / 10
SusieQ · Taken for less than 1 month July 11, 2019

For Pupillary Dilation: “For 9 days since having dilation with this drug, along with phenylephrine, I have been extremely dizzy, with pounding heart, anxiety, confusion and headache. I even had to go to the ER. No warning was given of a possible side effect.”

2 / 10
Poisoned by gadolinium · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 29, 2018

For Pupillary Dilation: “If you have ever had an MRI with contrast, the contrast contains a toxic metal called gadolinium. Gadolinium is retained in the body and can deposit in the eyes. If that happens, this medication contains EDTA (a chelator) which will make your eye problems from the gadolinium even worse. Your doctor may be unaware of this interaction because the FDA still treats toxic gadolinium retained in the body as a "non issue".”

RoseAbc January 30, 2018

For Pupillary Dilation: “My eyes are so sensitive to this medication that they dilute it only using 50 percent. Even so I have an extreme reaction to it and have very dry eyes since. I would like to find an alternative to this medicine as I feel it seriously damages my eyes.”

marygumbo · Taken for less than 1 month November 16, 2017

For Pupillary Dilation: “side effects blurry vision disorientation, confusion, itchy eyes”

2 / 10
abutt September 12, 2015

For Pupillary Dilation: “I used to wear contact lenses. In a recent eye exam, my optometrist applied 0.5% tropicamide and 0.5% phenylephrine (Myfriin-P) on my eyes. She did not warn me to wear sunglasses after check-up. My eyes exposed to intense sunlight 15 minutes afterwards without sunglasses. Then, I suffered eye pain for almost 2 months now and severe dry eye. I read many information afterwards. Corneal permeation of Tropicamide may enhanced by phenylephrine and may enhanced also its strength. Sun exposure further complicated the harm.”

1 / 10
smartchick August 29, 2009

For Pupillary Dilation: “As soon as this medicine was put into my eyes I felt an intense burning sensation in my eyes. Approximately 5 minutes after the drops had been put in I began feeling jittery, uneasy, and my head felt very strange. I couldn't see up close at all for over 4 hours, but that's a given whenever having your eyes dilated. I don't know if this was a psychosomatic effect or not, but I felt very out of it and my hearing was affected as well. I remember when the doctor was speaking to me after the exam had been completed my hearing was going in and out, kind of like I was in a long tunnel. Overall, this experience scared me, and I'm not sure if I would want to have this done again. Although, I am glad that by doing this I now know my eyes are healthy.”

5 / 10

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