|| CYCLOPENTOLATE HCL. BP
What is CYCLOPENT?
Cyclopent containing the active ingredient cyclopentolate belongs to a class of medications called anticholinergics. The medication works by relaxing the muscles of the eye to temporarily dilate (widening) the pupil of the eye. The medication is usually used to allow for an easier examination inside the eyeball and relaxing the muscles in the eye when vision is being tested. Some patients may also use the eye drops to treat a type of inflammation within the eye called anterior uveitis.
How is CYCLOPENT used?
Cyclopent should be applied directly to the eye 40 to 50 minutes prior to the procedure or as directed by a doctor. The medication may need to be reapplied after 10 to 15 minutes if necessary. To apply the medication, tilt the head back, look upward and pull down the lower eyelid and apply 1 drop into the pouch. Look downward and gently close the eye for 1 to 2 minutes. Place 1 finger at the inside corner of your eye and apply pressure to prevent draining away from the eye. Repeat as necessary for additional doses on either eye. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy.
Patients using Cyclopent may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Stinging or burning in the eye
- Dry mouth
- Fainting or seizures
- Irregular heartbeat
- Shallow breathing
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
CYCLOPENT is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.