Cyclogyl Dosage

Generic name: cyclopentolate ophthalmic
Brand names: Cyclogyl, Cylate
Drug class: Mydriatics

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 

Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  SOL: 0.5%, 1%, 2%

Mydriasis induction

[1-2 gtt in eye(s) x1]
Start: 40-50min before procedure; Info: may repeat x1 in 5-10min; duration >24h; compress lacrimal sac for several min after admin; heavily pigmented irises may require higher strengths

Cycloplegic refraction

[1-2 gtt in eye(s) x1]
Start: 40-50min before procedure; Info: may repeat x1 in 5-10min; peak 25-75min, duration 6-24h; compress lacrimal sac for several min after admin; heavily pigmented irises may require higher strengths

 Recommended Peds Dosing

Dosage forms:  SOL: 0.5%, 1%, 2%

Mydriasis induction

[small infants]
Dose: 1 gtt (0.5%) in eye(s) x1; Start: 40-50min before procedure; Info: monitor closely x30min; hold feedings for 4h; duration >24h; compress lacrimal sac for several min after admin; heavily pigmented irises may require higher strengths
[children]
Dose: 1-2 gtt in eye(s) x1; Start: 40-50min before procedure; Info: may repeat x1 in 5-10min; duration >24h; compress lacrimal sac for several min after admin; heavily pigmented irises may require higher strength

Cycloplegic refraction

[small infants]
Dose: 1 gtt (0.5%) in eye(s) x1; Start: 40-50min before procedure; Info: monitor closely x30min; hold feedings for 4h; peak 25-75min, duration 6-24h; compress lacrimal sac for several min after admin; heavily pigmented irises may require higher strengths
[children]
Dose: 1-2 gtt in eye(s) x1; Start: 40-50min before procedure; Info: may repeat x1 in 5-10min; peak 25-75min, duration 6-24h; compress lacrimal sac for several min after admin; heavily pigmented irises may require higher strength

 

SRC: NLM .