Atropine-Care Side Effects
Generic Name: atropine ophthalmic
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of atropine ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Atropine-Care.
For the Consumer
Applies to atropine ophthalmic: eye drops, eye ointment
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking atropine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Atropine-Care)
Blurred vision; eye itching, burning, or stinging; irritation at the application site.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); difficulty urinating; dry mouth; eye pain; fever; flushing or dryness of the skin; irregular or rapid heartbeat; unsteadiness on your feet.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to atropine ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution
The most commonly occurring side effects include blurred vision, photophobia, eye pain and stinging, decreased lacrimation. Systemic effects are more common in infants and elderly.[Ref]
Severe reaction to the ointment may include hypotension.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Transient bradycardia followed by tachycardia, palpitations, and arrhythmia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Ataxia, restlessness, excitement, irritability, hyperactivity, somnolence, confusion, delirium, hallucinations[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Eye pain, stinging, blurred vision, photophobia, decreased lacrimation
Frequency not reported: Superficial keratitis (with prolonged use), conjunctivitis, hyperemia, edema[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Dry mouth, thirst, dysphagia, nausea, vomiting, constipation[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Contact dermatitis, allergic conjunctivitis, eyelid edema[Ref]
Severe reaction to the ointment may include hypotension with progressive respiratory depression. Coma and death have been reported in very young children.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Decreased bronchial secretions with dry throat and difficulty talking[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Dry skin, flushing, rash[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Urinary retention, urinary urgency
Frequency not reported: Local irritation (with prolonged use)
Frequency not reported: Confusion, delirium, hallucinations
1. "Product Information. Atropisol (atropine ophthalmic)." Ciba Vision Ophthalmics, Duluth, GA.
Not all side effects for Atropine-Care may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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