Skip to main content

User Reviews for Tropicamide ophthalmic

Also known as: Mydriacyl, Tropicacyl

Tropicamide ophthalmic has an average rating of 1.4 out of 10 from a total of 7 ratings on Drugs.com. 0% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 100% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Pupillary Dilation  
1.4
7 reviews 51 medications
Summary of Tropicamide ophthalmic reviews 1.4 7 reviews

Reviews may be edited to correct grammar/spelling, or to remove inappropriate language and content. Reviews that appear to be created by parties with a vested interest are not published.

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".”

Was this helpful?YesNo
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
Was this helpful?YesNo
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.”

Was this helpful?YesNo
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
Was this helpful?YesNo
Too sensitive · Taken for less than 1 month · April 30, 2022

For Pupillary Dilation: “I agreed to half a percent tropicamide in one eye only and had it immediately flushed out with saline. No epinephrine was used. Even so I am continuing to have side effects 3 days later: headache, ringing in ear, pain in ear, pain and tenderness on eyebrow, pain on cheek bone, and nausea. All of these are on side where drop given. The most persistent is ringing in ear and I sure hope it won't evolve into vertigo. I think it also raised my heart rate 20 bpm but not positive. The eye place was useless and only wanted me to come back in to make sure I didn't have the rare side effect of acute angle closure glaucoma. Otherwise they were not interested. This drug is an antagonist of the muscarinic acetylcholine receptors. Since we have those receptors all over I suspect it could have plenty of effects. Of course eye drops supposed to act locally but we know its often systemic.”

1 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
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
Was this helpful?YesNo
marygumbo · Taken for less than 1 month · November 16, 2017

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

2 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo

This information is not intended to endorse any particular medication. While these reviews may be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, knowledge and judgement of healthcare professionals.