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ATC codes: S01FA06
EMLc
Indication
Diagnostic agent ICD11 code: XM644952120
INN
Tropicamide
Medicine type
Diagnostic agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Local > Ophthalmological > Solution (eye drops): 0.5%
EML status history
First added in 1987 (TRS 770)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee endorsed the inclusion of tropicamide (with a square box) on the core list of the EMLc as an ophthalmic diagnostic agent. The Subcommittee noted concerns about the potential side-effects of tropicamide, which can in rare cases cause CNS disturbances that can be harmful to children.