Ocu-Tropine Side Effects
Generic Name: atropine ophthalmic
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug atropine ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Ocu-Tropine.
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 Ocu-Tropine)
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.
It is possible that some side effects of Ocu-Tropine may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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