Tropicamide Generics & Brands in MENA

Tropicamide belongs to a class of medicines called “antimuscarinic agents”. It is used to dilate (enlarge) the pupil of the eye and to temporarily paralyse the lens so that your doctor can examine your eye(s). It is usually used at the beginning of an eye examination. It is also used for other indications.

Be Careful driving or operating machinery until you know how Tropicamide Eye Drops affects you. This medicine generally does not cause any problems with your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. However, it may cause transient blurred vision at the time of application and sufficient time should be allowed to regain clear vision before driving or operating hazardous machinery. Your eyes may be sensitive to light while using this medicine. It is recommended that you protect your eyes from light e.g. by wearing sunglasses.

Side Effects: Do not be alarmed by the following lists of side effects. You may not experience any of them. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:

  • Blurred vision and / or problems seeing clearly.
  • Local irritation or stinging or feeling of having something in the eye.
  • Burning sensation.
  • Red eyes.
  • Sensitivity to light.

The above list includes the more common side effects of Tropicamide. Please note that they may also be symptoms of an allergic reaction (allergic conjunctivitis).

Dose And Method Of Administration

Adults (Including The Elderly)

  • Instil dropwise into eye according to the recommended dosage. One or two drops as required. Maximum effect is induced in 30 – 60 minutes after instillation.
  • For refraction and examination of the back of the eye: 1 drop of solution, which may be repeated after five minutes, is usually sufficient.
  • For anterior and posterior uveitis (if associated with signs of anterior uveitis) and for the breakdown of posterior synechiae: 1 – 2 drops are instilled every 6 – 8 hours.
  • Resistance to cycloplegia can occur in young children, in patients with dark skin and/or patients with dark irides, therefore, the strength of Tropicamide used should be adjusted accordingly.


  • < 3 months: Not recommended.
  • 3 months – 12 years: 1 drop of a 1% solution to each eye.
  • 12 years – adult: 1 drop of 0.5% solution to each eye repeated after 10 minutes if necessary.
  • Children should be observed for 45 minutes after instillation.
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