Tropicamide is primarily used to dilate the pupils and paralyze some of the eye muscles during special checkups.


What is Tropicamide?

Tropicamide is an anticholinergic that works by relaxing the eye muscles to stimulate pupil dilation (mydriasis).


How should Tropicamide be taken?

Tropicamide is administered directly into the eye by regular eye drops.


Side effects associated with Tropicamide

Among the possible side effects of tropicamide include the following:


  • Tainted vision
  • Stinging sensation
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Temporary stinging pain


 It is important to contact a doctor immediately if you experience:


  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue
  • Changes in behavior (especially in children)
  • Eye pain
  • Irregular or accelerated heartbeat
  • Paleness or redness
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting



Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Tropicamide

Tropicamide should not be used in case of acute angle-closure glaucoma.


Before starting treatment with Tropicamide, it is important to tell your doctor if:


  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other drugs or food
  • You are taking any other medications, herbal remedies or supplements. Mentioning in particular:  carbachol, ophthalmic cholinesterase inhibitors and pilocarpine
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from glaucoma or you are at risk of developing it
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding