Atropine treats corneal ulcers, uveitis, and other painful conditions associated with the eye.

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Atropine Basics

Atropine treats corneal ulcers, uveitis (inflammation inside the eye), and other painful conditions associated with the eye. It is also used to dilate the pupil when there is an inflammatory condition or in post-surgery situations.  This medication is an anticholinergic agent. Anticholinergic agents act on the parasympathetic nervous system causing the eye muscles to relax. Atropine also paralyzes the sphincter muscle of the iris of the eye, resulting in pupil dilation.

Atropine requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is available as an ointment or as a solution. The ointment is available in a 3.5 gm tube. The solution is available in three tube sizes: 2 mL, 5 mL, 15 mL.

Atropine Directions

Use as directed by your veterinarian, and follow all instructions printed on the prescription label. Complete the entire prescription unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Dosage and duration of treatment depend on the condition being treated and response to the medication. Wash your hands before administering Atropine, and be sure not to touch the tip of the tube with your hands or with your pet’s eyes.

Store Atropine at room temperature, protected from light and moisture. Keep the cap secured properly when not in use.

Atropine Warnings

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in pets with a known allergy to Atropine or in animals with glaucoma. This medication may cause sensitivity to sunlight. Repeated use can also cause a substantial decrease in tear production. Finally, if you notice these or any other behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering Atropine, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Adverse Reactions and Serious Side Effects

Adverse reactions and serious side effects are rare, however, they can occur. In the case of a more serious reaction, seek immediate veterinary attention. Common signs of adverse reactions include hives, breathing difficulty, facial swelling.

If you have any additional questions regarding this product, please contact us at (877)220-6337. A member of our pharmacy staff will be happy to assist you!

Additional information


Ophthalmic Ointment, Ophthalmic Solution

Package Size

2mL, 3.5gm, 5mL, 15mL