Low Dose Atropine Eye Drops for Myopia: Compounding Options

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Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy, a PCAB Accredited Compounding Pharmacy, is pleased to announce the compounding option of providing atropine formulations in several different strengths, including 0.05%, 0.025% or 0.01%. We have compounded requests for many other strengths as well. Check with our pharmacists to discuss the unique needs of each patient.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has studied the use of Low-Dose Atropine to Slow Myopic Progression in Kids and the results are very positive.

The growth of a child’s eye progresses quickly, so getting treatment early is very important. Low-dose atropine (0.01%) has emerged as an effective approach, as highlighted by the Atropine in the Treatment of Myopia studies (ATOM1 and ATOM2). The treatment regimen requires patients or parents to admin­ister 1 drop of 0.01% atropine, daily, in each eye at a time convenient for the family.

Side effects normally seen with higher dose of Atropine have been minimized with the much lower doses that are compounded, as shown in the studies.

Pavilion’s Compounding Pharmacists are specially trained in proper sterile compounding procedures and are able to formulate atropine eye drops following USP 797 standards. Our pharmacy accepts prescriptions via the electronic prescribing network, fax, voicemail and verbal orders. Give us a call or e-mail. Same day delivery is available.

References:

  • 1. Diaz-Llopis M., Pinazo-Duran MD. Superdiluted atropine at 0.01% reduces progression in children and adolescents. A 5-year study of safety and effectivemess. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2018; 93:182-185
  • 2. Kate Rauch. (2017, August 31). Low-Dose Atropine for Kids with Myopia. American Academy of Ophthamology. Retrieved from https://www.aao.org/eye-health/news/low-dose-atropine-kids-with-myopia
  • 3. Facts About Myopia. (2017, October). National Eye Institute. Retrieved from https://nei.nih.gov/health/errors/myopia
  • 4. Pineles SL. Kraker RT. Et.al., Atropine for the Prevention of Myopia Progression in Children. American Academy of Ophthalmology. 2017; Vol. 124, Number 12.
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