This medication is used before eye examinations (e.g. refraction exams). It belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. Cyclopentolate works by temporarily widening (dilating) the pupil of the eye and relaxing the muscles of the eye.
Burning/stinging/redness of the eye eye irritation or temporary blurred vision may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects including: dizziness fainting mental/mood changes (e.g. confusion hallucinations restlessness strange behavior).Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects including