HomAtropine (hoe mat' roe peen) is a synthetic derivative of atropine and is less potent and has a shorter half-life, which makes it appropriate as a cycloplegic eye drops to dilate the pupils. It is also used in combination with opiate drugs for its aversive side effects to prevent abuse of high doses.
Side effects of Homatropine
Common side effects of Atropine are those of parasympathetic stimulation and include dryness of the mouth and eyes, decreased sweating, hyperthermia, headache, visual blurring, constipation, urinary retention, impotence, tachycardia and palpitations, anxiety, restlessness and in some instances agitation and hallucinations. Anticholinergic agents can precipitate acute narrow angle glaucoma and acute urinary retention.
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