What is this medicine?
SCOPOLAMINE (skoe POL a meen) eye drops are used to dilate your eyes (make the pupils larger). It is also used to treat other eye conditions.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt your head back and pull your lower eyelid down with a finger to form a pouch. Squeeze the required number of drops into the pouch. Close your eye gently and apply pressure to the inside corner of your eye for 2 to 3 minutes. Do not touch your eye or surrounding tissue with the eye dropper. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
eye irritation, redness, or swelling
hallucinations (seeing and hearing things that are not really there)
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without asking your doctor or health care professional.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store between 8 and 27 degrees C (46 and 80 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to scopolamine, atropine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
Wear sunglasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light.