Tropicacyl Plus Ophthalmic Solution
  TROPICACYL PLUS  

Tropicamide and Phenylephrine hydrochloride Eye drops.

Composition
Tropicamide                                          U.S.P. 0.8% w/v
Phenylephrine hydrochloride                   IP 5% w/v
Chlorbutol (as preservative)                     I.P. 0.5%
Sterile aqueous base                             q.s.

Dosage form
Ophthalmic solution (Eye drops)

Category
Mydriatic & cycloplegics

Description
Phenylephrine/tropicamide is a combination of a mydriatic/cycloplegic drug. Phenylephrine is a synthetic sympathomimetic (adrenergic mydriatic following topical application, phenylephrine brings about contraction of the radial muscle thereby bringing about dilatation of the pupil. Tropicamide is a parasympatholytic drug which inhibits the contraction of the circular muscle and also paralyses the ciliary muscle. Tropicamide functions as a cycloplegic/mydriatic drug.

Indications
Tropicacyl plus can be used both for diagnostic and therapeutic purpose:

  • Therapeutic purpose – Inflammatory conditions of the uveal tract
  • Diagnostic purpose – Retinal photography – Refractive errors – Fundus examination/photography
  • Slit lamp examination
  • Pre-operative use - In order to undergo surgical procedure that requires the visualization of structures behind the iris, such as cataract extraction, vitrectomy and retinal detachment surgery, the pupil must be adequately dilated before surgery.

Dosage
Therapeutic purpose Uveitis: 1-2 drops bid-qid or as required.
Diagnostic purpose/Pre-operative purpose: 1-2 drops in the eye(s) 15-30 minutes prior to the procedure.

Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to any of the components
Narrow angles or narrow angle glaucoma.

Warnings & precautions
Use with caution when administered with, or up to 21 days after administration of MAO inhibitors as exaggerated adrenergic effects may result. The pressor response of adrenergic agents may also be potentiated by tricyclic antidepressants.

Storage
Store in a cool dry place. Protect from light.

Presentation
TROPICACYL PLUS Eye Drop is available in sterile FFS PACK of 5ml.            << Back

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