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HOMATROPINE HYDROBROMIDE (hoe MA troe peen hahy druh BROH mid) works in the eye. It is used to dilate or enlarge your pupils.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to homatropine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Shake well before use. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or any other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye for a few moments to spread the drops and apply gentle finger pressure to the inner corner of the eye for 1 to 2 minutes. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without asking your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Side effects may occur even though you are no longer using this medicine. Contact your doctor or health care professional if you are still getting side effects after several days.
You may get blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you.
Stay out of bright light and wear sunglasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light.
Wait at least 10 minutes before you use another eye medication.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
decrease in blood pressure
fast, irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
problems with balance, talking, walking
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
changes in vision
eye irritation, swelling
eyes sensitive to bright light
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
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