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What are the side effects of tropicamide?

Some people may have an allergic reaction to tropicamide, causing symptoms like hives, swelling in your face or throat and difficulty breathing. Tell the eye doctor right away if you experience any of those symptoms. Other serious side effects of tropicamide may include mood or behavior changes (especially in children), irregular heartbeat, rigid muscles, eye pain, paleness or flushing of the skin, shortness of breath and vomiting. More common side effects may include temporary burning or stinging in the eyes, blurred vision, sensitivity to sunlight, headaches, nausea and dry mouth. Other side effects may occur, so talk to your doctor if you develop any new or unusual symptoms while taking tropicamide.

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