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Homatropine (Into the eye)

Homatropine (hoe-MAT-roe-peen)

Dilates your pupils during an eye exam or surgery. Also treats eye inflammation, including uveitis.

Brand Name(s):

Homatropaire, Isopto Homatropine

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to homatropine, or if you have glaucoma.

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid, Drop

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
  • If you have an eye exam or surgery: A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • If you use this medicine on a regular basis: Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
    • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
    • Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
    • To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away. Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it.
    • Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
    • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are sensitive to belladonna products, such as atropine.
  • This medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light. Wear sunglasses until the effects wear off.
  • This medicine causes blurred vision. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you can see clearly.
  • If you hurt your eye, develop an eye infection, or need to have eye surgery, talk with your doctor right away. You may need to change your medicine or stop using it.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Severe stinging, burning, swelling, redness, or watering eyes

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Mild stinging or burning
  • Thirst or dry mouth

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 11/18/2015

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