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What is atropine?

Atropine is an eye medication that is used to dilate or open the pupil before an eye examination. This solution opens the part of your eye that you see through. Atropine is also used as a pain medication if you have eye swelling or if your eye is inflamed. Follow the directions carefully on this or any prescription medication for best results.

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