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Homatropine Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed on January 29, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 5%; 2%; hydrobromide; methylbromide

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Refraction

Instill 1 to 2 drops into the eye(s) once; may repeat in 5 to 10 minutes if needed

Comments:
-This drug has not been found by the US FDA to be safe and effective and the labeling has not been approved by the US FDA.

Usual Adult Dose for Uveitis

Instill 1 to 2 drops into the eye(s) up to every 3 to 4 hours

Comments:
-This drug has not been found by the US FDA to be safe and effective and the labeling has not been approved by the US FDA.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Refraction

Greater than 3 months: Instill 1 to 2 drops into the eye(s) once; may repeat in 5 to 10 minutes if needed

Comments:
-This drug has not been found by the US FDA to be safe and effective and the labeling has not been approved by the US FDA.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Uveitis

Greater than 3 months: Instill 1 to 2 drops into the eye(s) up to every 3 to 4 hours

Comments:
-This drug has not been found by the US FDA to be safe and effective and the labeling has not been approved by the US FDA.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients during the first 3 months of life.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For topical ophthalmic use only; not for injection.
-Do not allow any solution to get into child's mouth.
-Patients with heavily pigmented irides may require larger doses.
-Wash hands and hands of child after use.
-Compress the lacrimal sac for 2 to 3 minutes after instillation.

Patient advice:
-Avoid touching tip of dropper to any surface as this may cause contamination.
-Transient burning sensation may occur upon instillation.
-Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities while pupils are dilated.
-Protect eyes from bright illumination as sensitivity to light can occur.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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