Generic Name: Hydroxyamphetamine

  • What is Paremyd?

    Paremyd is an eye drop medicine used to produce dilation of the pupil of your eyes for diagnostic procedures or in conditions where short-term pupil dilation is desired.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Paremyd?

    Paremyd is for use in your eyes only.

    Paremyd can cause central nervous system disturbances, especially in younger children or infants. Psychotic reactions, behavioral disturbances, or heart and lung problems can develop after you use this medication.

    Paremyd can cause a temporary increase in the pressure in your eye.

    Also, Paremyd can cause sensitivity to light or blurred vision. You should protect your eyes in bright light when your pupils are dilated.

  • Who should not take Paremyd?

    Your doctor will not administer Paremyd to you if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients, or if you have untreated narrow-angle glaucoma (high pressure in the eye).

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Paremyd?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Paremyd. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland), diabetes, heart disorders, or narrow-angle glaucoma.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your doctor will apply 1-2 drops in the sac between your lower eyelid and eyeball.

  • How should I take Paremyd?

    Your doctor will administer Paremyd to you.

  • What should I avoid while taking Paremyd?

    Do not drive or engage in other hazardous activities while your pupils are dilated.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Paremyd?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Paremyd at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Paremyd?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergic reactions, behavioral disturbances, blurred vision, corneal staining, dry mouth, headache, heart or lung problems, increased pressure in your eye, light sensitivity, muscle rigidity, nausea, paleness of your skin, psychotic reactions, rapid heartbeat, stinging of your eye, vomiting

  • Can I receive Paremyd if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Paremyd during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Paremyd?

    Paremyd should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.

  • How should I store Paremyd?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.