Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP)
What is Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP) used for?
Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP) is given to patients prior to undergoing eye examinations. These eye drops belong to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. They work by dilating the pupil and relaxing the eye muscles in order to prepare for an eye examination. They may also be used to treat eye conditions such as iritis and uvetis.
How should I use Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP)?
Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP) eye drops are usually administered at a physician's office, 40 to 50 minutes prior to an eye examination or procedure. Your physician may direct you to administer the eye drops yourself, in which case you should tilt your head upwards, and lift out the lower eyelid. One drop may be administered to the lower eyelid. You should press gently on the corner of the eye, beside the nose, in order to prevent the medication from dripping out.
What are the side effects of Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP)?
Patients using Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP) eye drops may notice side effects, such as:
Patients should consult or notify their physician immediately if they experience more serious side effects, such as dizziness, eye pressure, eye discharge, a rapid heartbeat, changes in behavior or hallucinations.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cyclopent (Cyclopentolate HCL BP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.