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Cyclopentolate

Indications
Administration/Absorption
  • eye drops: Cyclopentolate 0.5% and 1.0%
  • take around 30 minutes to work 
Distribution

Mechanism
  • parasympatholytic anticholinergic
  • same class as atropine and scopolamine
  • Blocks muscarinic receptors in the muscles of the eye
    • blocks the responses of the sphincter muscle of the iris and the accommodative muscle of the ciliary body to stimulation by acetylcholine. {01}
  • Dilation of the pupil (mydriasis) and paralysis of accommodation (cycloplegia) result
Excretion
  • around 24 hours to wear off

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