Generic Name : ATROPINE (INJECTION/OPHTHALMIC) ABSTRACT – Atropine is a multi-purpose medication drug classified as an anticholinergic antispasmodic chronotropic...
Atropine is a multi-purpose medication drug classified as an anticholinergic antispasmodic chronotropic antidote. This drug is often used during surgery or post-surgery to reduce secretions such as mucus or saliva within the airway. It is used as an antidote to treat specific types of poisoning and to treat spasms in the stomach, the bladder or the intestinal organs. The ophthalmic form of this drug is used to dilate the pupils in case of inflammatory infections, to treat amblyopia to strengthen a weal eye. This drug works by relaxing muscles in the eye and targeted parts of the body while reducing spastic movement or fluid secretion within the airway.
- Atropine is to be taken as directed by the doctors.
- The injection form of the drug is generally given into a muscle, under the skin or as an infusion through a vein.
- Eye drops must be used as per doctor’s advice. Wait for 5 minutes between each drop.
- General Adult Dosage available:
Injection – 0.1mg/mL, 0.4mg/mL
- Ophthalmic – 1%, 2%
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Dryness in the mouth, nose or throat
- Blurry vision
- Mild eye pain/watery eyes (ophthalmic)
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
- A feeling akin to fainting
- Pounding in the chest
- Difficulty swallowing
- Severe skin rash
- Loss of balance
- Severe redness/infection (ophthalmic)
- Increase in blood pressure (ophthalmic)
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
- Potassium chloride
- Potassium citrate
Atropine has major interactions with 4 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Atropine has moderate interactions with 176 different drugs.
- Provide the doctor with a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of illnesses such as asthmatic conditions, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, arrhythmia, liver / kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, blockage within the intestinal tract or hypertension.
- Do not consume this drug in case of an allergy to Atropine itself