Neonatal Drug Therapy Manual


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Original Date: 
February 2010
  • To produce a mydriasis of the eye prior to examination of the fundus
  • Ophthalmic
  • 1 drop in each eye, to repeat in 5 minutes, 30 minutes before examination
Side Effects: 
  • CNS: parasympathetic stimulation, headache
  • CVS: tachycardia
  • GI: xerostomia
  • Ocular: may increase intraocular pressure, transient stinging, photophobia, blurred vision
Reconstitution and Stability: 




  • To minimize systemic absorption, apply finger pressure on the lacrimal sac for 1 - 2 minutes following instillation

-Taketomo CK, Hodding JH, Kraus DM. Pediatric Dosage Handbook 9th-11th Editions. Hudson: Lexi-Comp Inc.; 2002-2004.

 -Young TE. Mangum B. Neofax(R). 13th-16th Editions. Raleigh: Acorn Publishing; 2000-2003

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