What is AK-Pentolate Ophthalmic
AK-Pentolate Ophthalmic (generic name: cyclopentolate ophthalmic) is a prescription medication used to dilate the pupil of the eye. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles within the eye. This allows the doctor to get a better view of the inside of the eye.
AK-Pentolate Ophthalmic is available as a solution (liquid) to be applied to the eye. It is typically prescribed to be used one to four times a day, depending on the individual’s needs.
AK-Pentolate Ophthalmic may cause some side effects, including blurred vision, eye irritation, and a feeling of having something in the eye.
Benefits of AK-Pentolate Ophthalmic
and Its Uses.
AK-Pentolate ophthalmic is a prescription medication used to dilate (widen) the pupil of the eye. It is given before an eye exam to help the doctor see the inside of the eye better.
AK-Pentolate ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of AK-Pentolate ophthalmic?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
severe eye pain or burning;
vision problems after using the medication;
pink or purple patches on the whites of your eyes;
permanent eye redness; or
seeing halos around lights.
Less serious side effects may include:
Side Effects and Dosage of AK-Pentolate Ophthalmic
AK-Pentolate ophthalmic is a prescription drug used to dilate the pupil during an eye examination. It is also used to treat certain eye conditions, such as uveitis. AK-Pentolate ophthalmic comes as a solution (liquid) to be instilled into the eye.
The usual dose of AK-Pentolate ophthalmic is one or two drops in the affected eye(s) every six hours as needed.
Some possible side effects of AK-Pentolate ophthalmic include:
• Blurred vision
• Burning or stinging in the eye
• Increased sensitivity to light
• Itching, redness, or swelling of the eye
AK-Pentolate ophthalmic may also cause some serious side effects, including:
• Eye pain
• Eye redness
• Eye drainage
• Swelling of the eyelid