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Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1% is an eye solution prescribed by veterinarians to help relieve eye pain in dogs and cats. Atropine dilates the pupil, which helps reduce eye pain due to injury, corneal diseases, corneal ulcers, and uveal disease. Atropine can also prescribed for treating secondary glaucoma. It is available in 2 ml or 5 ml dropper bottles.

What is Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1%?

Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1% is an eye solution used by veterinarians to dilate the pupils, which helps control pain due to various conditions including eye injury, corneal disease, or because of cataract surgery.

Who is Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1% for?

Dogs and Cats

Why use Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1%?

-Helps control eye pain due to corneal ulcers, injury, or some eye diseases -Treats certain forms of glaucoma -Since Atropine dilates the pupil it can be used to dilate the pupil before and after certain ocular surgical procedures, such as removal of the lens or when the interior of the eye is inflammed. -It is used topically to relieve pain and spasm of the iris.

How does Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1% work?

Atropine acts on the parasympathetic nervous system. The drug blocks the transmission of acetylcholine, a chemical that excites or inhibits certain activities, such as pupil dilation and constriction. The effect of atropine is to paralyze the sphincter muscle of the iris of the eye, which results in dilation of the pupil.

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Akorn

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Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1%

How is Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1% sold?

2 ml or 5 ml dropper bottles

What are the side effects of Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1%?

While generally safe and effective when prescribed by a veterinarian, atropine can cause side effects in some animals. Atropine should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. Atropine should not be used in animals with glaucoma, or in animals predisposed to glaucoma. Atropine should not be used in cases of lens luxation (when the lens separates from its attachments within the eye). Repeated use can cause a substantial decrease in tear production. Atropine may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is taking could interact with atropine. Atropine solution is poorly tolerated in cats and some dogs. It has a bitter taste, and if the medication drains into the mouth, it may result in profuse salivation.

What special precautions are there?

Keep away from children and animals. Follow dosing directions from your veterinarian. Don’t give your pet more medication than directed and don’t skip doses.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital

How can I store Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1%?

Store at cool room temperature.

Helpful Tips:

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

Use as directed by your veterinarian.

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