Milton Keynes Formulary
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group
Milton Keynes Community Health Services

 
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11-05 Antimuscarinics

Atropine
Formulary
  • Eye drops 1%  Contains: benzalkonium chloride (Amber 1)
  • Minims® Single use unit dose eye drops 1% (Amber 3)

Notes:

  • Atropine has long activity, sometimes up to a week.
  • It is used to treat anterior uveitis to prevent posterior synechiae.
  • Atropine has a tendency to cause hypersensitivity.
  • Atropine Minims® single use eye drops are also recommended for sublingual use in patients with sialorrhea in Parkinson’s Disease; Consultant neurologist initiation and stabilisation only.

 

Link  Treatment options for hypersalivation (UKMI Q and As)
 

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Cyclopentolate
Formulary
  • Eye drops 0.5%, 1% 
  • Minims® Single use unit dose eye drops 0.5%, 1% 

     


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Tropicamide
Formulary

Minims® Single use eye drops 0.5%, 1%       

Notes:

  • Antimuscarinics dilate the pupil and relax the ciliary muscle resulting in mydriasis and cycloplegia.
  • They can raise Intra Ocular Pressure (IOP) and should be used with caution in those patients susceptible to angle closure.
  • Tropicamide activity is approximately 4-6 hours and makes it ideal for mydriasis prior to ophthalmological examination.  

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Homatropine
Non Formulary

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Tropicamide Mydriacyl®
Non Formulary

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