All About Atropine Eye Drops

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Atropine eye drops and Myopia in children

Town & Country Compounding compounds various strengths of atropine eye drops for children with myopia (nearsightedness).

Sometimes a patient needs a compounded medication to be administered at the surgery center for a procedure. 
*These are compounded with a prescription for a specific patient

FAQs about Atropine eye drops

Why is a Compounding Pharmacy necessary for Low-Dose Atropine Eye Drops? 

The strength of eye drops needed for children with myopia isn’t currently commercially available. A compounding pharmacist can use the higher-strength commercial product and dilute it for the pediatric patient. This is done only in a sterile compounding lab.

 
Why Would a Sterile Compounded Prescription Be Needed?

Certain drugs, combinations of drugs, concentrations of the drugs, or specific dosage forms that the patient needs may not be commercially available at a traditional retail pharmacy.

Extended Expiration with Atropine Drops from Town & Country Compounding

New testing on Town & CountryCompounding's Atropine 0.01% allows extended expiration dating (180 days), lower costs and added convenience for patients’ parents.

We can now offer patients an updated version of the compounded Atropine 0.01% eye drops in a 5 mL droptainer bottle that contains a 45-day supply.

Multiple bottles may be dispensed at one time for convenience.

*Bonus – Overnight shipping on ice is no longer required!

*Previously, the guidelines set by FDA and USP <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations limited Atropine 0.01% eye drop expiration dates to only 14 days refrigerated and 45 days frozen. Therefore, we were limited to dispensing a 28-day supply regardless of volume.

Benefits of the extended expiration date (180 days) on Atropine 0.01%