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Hydroxyamphetamine/tropicamide (Into the eye)

Hydroxyamphetamine Hydrobromide (hye-drox-ee-am-FET-a-meen hye-droe-BROE-mide), Tropicamide (troe-PIK-a-mide)

Dilates your pupils during an eye exam. Helps your doctor to see inside your eye.

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There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to hydroxyamphetamine or tropicamide. You should not receive this medicine if you have angle-closure glaucoma or narrow-angle glaucoma.

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid, Drop

  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • This medicine is placed in your eye as drops.

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:

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or an overactive thyroid.
  • This medicine may make your eyes more sensitive to light. Wear sunglasses until the effects of this medicine wear off.
  • Do not drive a car or use machines while your eyes are dilated.

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 Swelling, redness, or itching of your eyelids.
  • Chest pain or shortness of breath.
  • Fast heartbeat.
  • Light-headedness or fainting.
  • Nervousness, unusual thoughts or behavior.

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

  • Blurred vision or feeling more sensitive to light.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Headache, nausea, or vomiting.
  • Stinging, burning, or eye irritation.

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: 11/4/2014
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