Drug List


Drug Name

AK-Pentolate (Cyclopentolate ophthalmic)

Manufactured By

Alcon, Inc.

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Treats Disease/Condition


Cyclopentolate ophthalmic relaxes muscles in your eye to dilate (widen) your pupil. Cyclopentolate ophthalmic is used to dilate your pupil in preparation for an eye exam. Cyclopentolate ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How To Use

Your doctor will tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid. The correct number of eye drops will then be placed into one or both eyes.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Tell your doctor at once if you feel dizzy or have eye pain, blurred vision, or a rapid pulse right after receiving cyclopentolate eye drops. Call your doctor if you have any of these serious side effects within a day or two after receiving cyclopentolate ophthalmic: blurred vision or light sensitivity that lasts longer than 48 hours after receiving cyclopentolate; fast or uneven heart rate; warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin; severe skin rash; slow or shallow breathing; or hallucinations or unusual behavior (especially in children). Less serious side effects may include: blurred vision; sensitivity to sunlight; mild stinging or burning in your eye; or swelling of the eyelids.

Drug Interactions

procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl, Procanbid); disopyramide (Norpace); propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran); quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex); antihistamines (cold or allergy medicines); antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others; atropine (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop); bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), tolterodine (Detrol), solifenacin (Vesicare), and others; irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine); an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate); phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), prochlorperazine (Compazine), thioridazine (Mellaril), trifluperazine (Stelazine); or irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine).

In Case of Overdose

Overdose symptoms may include dry mouth, warmth or redness under your skin, fast heart rate, urinating less than usual, drowsiness, or loss of coordination. Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.

In Case of Missed Dose

Since cyclopentolate ophthalmic is usually given as needed by a healthcare professional, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.