What is Atropine ophthalmic?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Atropine ophthalmic is an anticholinergic agent used to produce dilation for examination of the retina and optic disc and accurate measurement of refractive errors and acute inflammatory conditions of the pigmented middle of the three concentric layers that make up the eye.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Excess saliva 17 12
Drooling 3 4
Doctor recommendation 2 0
Inflammation in interior of eye (pars planitis) 1 0
Iritis 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 3
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Atropine ophthalmic

Side effect Patients Percentage
Blurry vision 2
Dry mouth 1
Injection site itching 1
Mucus in throat 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Atropine ophthalmic

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 % three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Atropine ophthalmic

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 4
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 10 patients who've stopped taking Atropine ophthalmic

Duration

Currently taking Atropine ophthalmic

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Atropine ophthalmic

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 8
Usually 7
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Atropine ophthalmic after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Glycopyrrolate (Robinul) 1
Scopolamine Patch (Transderm Scop) 1

Patients stopped taking Atropine ophthalmic and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Scopolamine Patch (Transderm Scop) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Difluprednate (Durezol) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Atropine ophthalmic

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Apr 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blurry vision, mucus in throat)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Side effects: mucus in throat, blurry vision

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Apr 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: That this treatment can affect your vision and to bear this in mind if you are due an eye test.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: mucus in throat, blurry vision

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