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Tropicamide

Contributor(s): Sheryl Krohne

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 Ophthalmol6(4), 315 - 320.PubMed

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant B (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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