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MINIMS ATROPINE SULFATE OPHTHALMIC (ATROPINE SULFATE)

Minims Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Description

During an eye exam, your ophthalmologist may recommend the use of Minims Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic or generic Atropine Sulfate to temporarily paralyze your accommodation reflex. This is the reflex action of your eye to focus on nearby objects and then distant objects or vice versa through pupil dilation. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

Ophthalmologists Can Gain a Better View of the Back of Your Eyes

After instilling Minims Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic by your ophthalmologist, it is absorbed into your eyeball and works by blocking the muscles that controls pupil contraction, your pupils then remain dilated (widened) so a more thorough exam can be performed. This is especially helpful when examining children’s eyes. The dilation may last for 24 hours or more in children and less time for adults. It is usually recommended to bring sunglasses for the trip home as your eyes will be very sensitive to sunlight and bright lights.

Conditions Treated by Minims Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic

Your optometrist can prescribe Minims Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic for treating anterior uveitis, also called iritis. Uveitis can be caused by many things, including a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection, and certain systemic disorders such as Lyme disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and ankylosing spondylitis.

Anterior uveitis is a painful eye condition that causes inflammation of your iris or the iris and ciliary body. The iris is the colored part of your eye and the ciliary body includes the ciliary muscle that controls your lens shape, and the ciliary epithelium that produces aqueous humor, and is part of the layer of tissue that transports nutrients and oxygen to your eye tissues.

Before Minims Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic is Administered

Ask your doctor about any risks with the use of Minims Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic while you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Provide your doctor with a list of OTC and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and vitamin or dietary supplements and discuss other medical conditions or allergies you have. This helps your doctor determine if Minims Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic is the right medication for you.

Minims Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Precautions

Do not drive, operate machinery, or attempt any task that may be considered unsafe until your vision returns to normal after using Atropine Sulfate. Remove any contact lenses before instilling Minims Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic and once your vision has cleared, you can reinsert them. Keep this and all medications out of children’s reach.

Possible Side Effects of Minims Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic

  • Watery eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Burning sensation after use (temporary)

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