an adrenergic agonist.
indications It is prescribed for short-term dilation of the pupil for ophthalmoscopy and as a diagnostic aid in Horner's syndrome.
contraindications Narrow-angle glaucoma or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are increased intraocular pressure and photophobia.
hydroxyamphetamine hydrobromide(hī-drŏk″sē-ăm-fĕt′ă-mēn hī″drō-brō′mīd)
An amphetamine with little ability to stimulate the central nervous system. It is used as a solution placed in the eye, where it has an ephedrine-like action.