Cyclopent, containing the active ingredient cyclopentolate belongs to a class of medications called anticholinergics. The medication works by relaxing the muscles of the eye to temporarily dilate (widening) the pupil of the eye.
- Cyclopent should be applied directly to the eye 40 to 50 minutes prior to the procedure or as directed by a doctor. The medication may need to be reapplied after 10 to 15 minutes if necessary. To apply the medication, tilt the head back, look upward and pull down the lower eyelid and apply 1 drop into the pouch. Look downward and gently close the eye for 1 to 2 minutes. Place 1 finger at the inside corner of your eye and apply pressure to prevent draining away from the eye. Repeat as necessary for additional doses on either eye. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patient’s condition and their response to the therapy.
- Aids eyes inflammation
- Patients using Cyclopent may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Stinging or burning in the eye
- Dry mouth
- Fainting or seizures
- Irregular heartbeat
- Shallow breathing
- Not known.