Atropine Care (Ophthalmic)

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number of drops in 15ml bottle

We have been told by various sources, including Bausch&Lomb, that there are more than 300 drops in each 15ml bottle of Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution USP, 1% (Sterile).  It is prescribed for my husband, who is a Parkinsons pat...
by Rebekah Latham in Huntsville, Texas, 01/28/2009

Atropine Care (Ophthalmic) Drug and Prescription Information

Atropine Care (Ophthalmic)

Atropine Care (Ophthalmic) Medication Classification

ATROPINE (Into the eye)

Atropine Care (Ophthalmic) Brandname

Ocu-Tropine, Atropine Care, Isopto Atropine

Atropine Care (Ophthalmic) is used for the Treatment

Atropine (A-troe-peen) Makes the pupil of the eye larger for eye exams, and treats other eye conditions.

When To Not Use Atropine Care (Ophthalmic)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to atropine or similar medicines such as homatropine or scopolamine.

How Should You Use Atropine Care (Ophthalmic)

Ointment, Drop

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  • Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
  • 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.
  • To use the ointment: Hold the tip of the tube close to your eye with the other hand. Avoid touching the tip of the tube to your eye or finger. Squeeze a ribbon of ointment into the pocket between your lower lid and eyeball. Close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Wipe the tip with a clean tissue and close the tube tightly. Keep the tube tightly closed when you are not using it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Atropine Care (Ophthalmic) Storage

Store Atropine Care (Ophthalmic) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Atropine Care (Ophthalmic) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Atropine Care (Ophthalmic)

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

Atropine Care (Ophthalmic) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before using atropine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have glaucoma.
  • Atropine often makes your eyes more sensitive light. Wear sunglasses while you are using this medicine. Be careful if you drive a car, use machinery, or perform dangerous jobs.
  • You should not use this medicine for children unless under your doctor's supervision.

Atropine Care (Ophthalmic) Side Effects

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

  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Blurred vision
  • Temporary eye irritation or burning
  • Sensitivity of eyes to light
  • Swelling, redness, or itching of the eyelids

Atropine Care (Ophthalmic) Ratings

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Atropine Care (Ophthalmic)

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: ***


Rungtiwa, Rungtiwa - 01/13/2014

James, I am 39 YO, with an Engineering degree and an MBA in Information Systems and I am in prttey much the same boat as Rick. I have a job but had to take a 20% pay-cut after I got laid off from one of the big financials in 2009.Technology is ever-changing and continuous education (read hard core studying) is required to be competitive and you are competing with people anywhere from 18 to 65. And most importantly, in my profession we do not have an AMA which was lobbying until 2006 saying there are too many Doctors in America, effectively keeping the supply LOW (capitalized on purpose) and demand HIGH.I will start Medical School (we from Technology background tend to capitalize, unnecessarily) in 2012 with scholarship, based on my MCAT score and GPA of pre-med courses. Yes, I had to take them as after high school I did not take any Physics, Chemistry (Gen and Org), and Bio. Anyone looking for a career change from a similar background, please go ahead and Just Do It. If you can make various communication protocols talk to each other, or develop custom software using multiple languages, you can certainly do THIS.Rick Good Luck to you.James Stop being a condescending A'Hole.