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No: This is a prescriptive only iris dilator. Why would you want to use this without the advice of your ophthalmologist anyway? It is one of the common chair side drops used for diagnosis and occasional treatment. ...Read more
It can: Tropicamide is a dilating drop, which means it makes your pupil larger, allowing more light in. If you have a corneal or lens condition (scars or certain kinds of cataracts) that affects the center of your vision, dilating your pupil may allow you to see around the blockage (opacity), improving you vision. This is especially true for people with a posterior subcapsular cataract. ...Read more
Mydriacyl (tropicamide): No - at least not in the us. It requires a prescription. ...Read more
OTC dilating drops: Did you ever find out the answer. I'm curious also ...Read more
Mydriacyl (tropicamide) drops:
Did you ever find out?
I am confused...What would you want with these dilating drops?
If you need them and the eye doctor prescribes them then you can get them here. ...Read more
Not OTC: This eye drop is by prescription only and cannot be purchased Over The Counter (OTC). ...Read more
How do you know if tropicamide to dilate pupils at eye exam caused glaucoma? Symptoms include heaviness in eyes, mild pain, blurry vision.
Probably not: Tropicamide is a an eye medication gnerally used to dilate the pupil during an eye examination. There is a minimal risk of inducing angle closure glaucoma in patients who are predisposed to this condition. This predispostion is usually determined before the eyes are dilated. The described symptoms are consistent with the effects of tropicamide which are temporary. ...Read more
14 weeks pregnant. Is dilated retinal exam safe with tropicamide 1% only? Perinatal wants exam done for GDM. Is it safe to dilate my eyes?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more