CYCLOGYL (Cyclopentolate)
CYCLOGYL (Cyclopentolate)
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CYCLOGYL (Cyclopentolate)

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What is this medication?

CYCLOGYL (Cyclopentolate)
Anticholinergic Ophthalmic Agent

CYCLOGYL (Cyclopentolate) is indicated for the treatment of mydriasis, and cycloplegia.

How does this medication work?

CYCLOGYL (Cyclopentolate) blocks acetylcholine which causes relaxation of the ciliary body and sphincter muscle of the iris resulting in pupil dilation (mydriasis).

How should I take this medication?

Ophthalmic: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the eye; may repeat in 5 to 10 minutes.

How to Take: To avoid systemic absorption, apply pressure to the lacrimal sac in the corner of your eye during and for 2 to 3 minutes following instilling the drops. Monitor infants closely for 30 minutes after instillation of eye drops.

What should I watch for while using this medication?

Prior to using CYCLOGYL (Cyclopentolate) ophthalmic solution, make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take.  Cyclopentolate can cause visual disturbances and an elevation in intraocular pressure.
Do not use Cyclopentolate Ophthalmic Solution in patients with known or suspected closed angle glaucoma; or in pediatric patients <6 years of age.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one.

How should I store this medication?

Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store this medication at room temperature (8°C – 27°C). 

Do not leave the top/lid off the bottle for any length of time to avoid contaminating the eye drops.

What are the possible side effects of using this medication?

Tachycardia, ataxia, hallucination, hyperactivity, incoherent speech, psychosis, restlessness, seizure, visual loss and elevation in intraocular pressure.

Note this is not a complete list of side effects for CYCLOGYL (Cyclopentolate), only common ones.