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Tropicamide

Contributor(s): Sheryl Krohne, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Tropicamide.

Class of drug

  • Short-acting anticholinergic (parasympatholytic).

Uses

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Indications

  • Has a duration of action of 4-12 hours and is used mainly as a mydriatic to facilitate examination of the fundus of the eye.

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Margadant D L, Kirkby K, Andrew S E & Gelatt K N (2003) Effect of topical tropicamide on tear production as measured by Schirmer tear test in normal cats and dogs. Vet Ophthalmol 6(4), 315 - 320 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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