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Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1% Rx

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Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1% is a prescription eye solution that works to relieve eye pain. It causes pupil dilation, which aids in the reduction of eye pain caused by uveal disease, corneal ulcers, corneal disease, and eye pain caused by injury. It may also be prescribed to treat secondary glaucoma.

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?

For use in cats and dogs.

Why use Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1%?

Features of Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution:
  • Topically applied for iris spasm and pain
  • May be used to dilate pupils prior to and following ocular surgery, including lens removal or interior eye inflammation
  • Useful in treating specific types of glaucoma
  • Controls eye pain associated with injury, corneal ulcers, and some types of eye disease

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

Atropine has an effect on the pet's parasympathetic nervous system. This medication works by blocking acetylcholine transmission. This is a chemical that inhibits or excites specific activities, including pupil constriction and dilation. Atropine paralyzes the iris sphincter muscle, resulting in pupil dilation.

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Akorn

Active ingredient(s):

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%?

Although atropine is considered effective and safe with a veterinarian prescription, some adverse reactions are possible. The most likely reaction is a severe tear production decrease.

What special precautions are there?

  • Never skip a dose or administer more than prescribed amount.
  • Closely follow your veterinarian's directions for administration.
  • Keep out of reach of animals and children.
  • Do not use administer to animals with an allergy or hypersensitivity to this drug.
  • Not for use in animals with diagnosed glaucoma, or animals who are known to be predisposed to glaucoma.
  • Do not use in animals with lens luxation (lens separation from attachments in the eye).
  • This drug can cause interactions when administered with certain other medications. Discuss all other medications your pet is taking with your veterinarian before starting atropine.
  • This medication is not well tolerated in cats and in certain dogs. The bitter taste can be off putting, and drainage into the mouth can cause profuse salivation.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

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

Store in a dry and cool environment.

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.

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Use as directed by your veterinarian.

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Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1%

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