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Atropine (injection)

Generic name: atropine (injection) [AT-roe-peen]
Brand names: AtroPen Auto-Injector, Sal-Tropine, AtroPen, Atreza
Dosage formats: injectable solution (0.4 mg/mL) and intramuscular solution (2 mg/0.7 mL). Intravenous solution (0.05 mg/mL; 0.1 mg/mL; 0.4 mg/mL NaCl, 0.9 percent)
Classification of the drugs: Agents that are chronotropic and anticholinergic, anticholinergics and antispasmodics, and antidotes

What is Atropine (injection)?

Atropine is a medication used to reduce mucus, saliva, and other secretions that may be present in the airway of your operation.Atropine can be employed as an antidote to treat specific types of poisoning.Atropine is also used to treat conditions not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Atropine

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Inform your carers immediately in the event that you are suffering from:

  • A feeling of lightheadedness that makes you feel like you've passed out;
  • Feelings that pulse or quiver within your chest
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, and becoming full after eating a small portion;
  • Blurred vision blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos of light sources;
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Experiencing a sense of excitement or anxiety;
  • Tremors, balance issues, or muscle movements
  • More thirst, dry, and hot skin;
  • Tiredness;
  • A severe skin rash.

Common adverse effects of atropine could include:

  • Rapid heartbeats, heartbeats that pound, or the feeling of your chest fluttering;
  • Flushing (sudden heat, redness, or tingly sensation);
  • Urinary tract problems;
  • Constipation, bloating, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting;
  • Insanity in sex; impotence;
  • Dry mouth;
  • With dry eyes and blurred or dry vision, your eyes might become more sensitive.
  • Confusion, dizziness,
  • Headache, drowsiness.

This list does not constitute a comprehensive compilation of potential side effects and other may occur; consult your physician if any adverse reactions appear and report to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 immediately if any arise.

Similar/related drugs

epinephrine, hyoscyamine, atropine, levsin, adrenalin, hyosyne, and isoproterenol

Warnings

Get medical attention following any treatment with atropine in order to treat the effects of poisoning. After the injection, you might need additional treatment and follow-up.

Prior to using this drug

Inform your physician immediately if you have experienced:

  • Asthma or another breathing disorder;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Prostate enlarged;
  • Problems with urination;
  • A heart rhythm disorder
  • Kidney or liver disease;
  • Myasthenia gravis;
  • Obstruction inside the stomach (or the intestines).

In an emergency situation, you might not be able to inform carers whether you are breastfeeding or pregnant. It is important that the doctor who cares for your baby or your pregnant mother be informed that you took atropine.

How do I take Atropine (injection)?

It is administered into muscle, either under the skin, for example, or in an injection into veins. Your doctor may provide this injection or show you how to apply the medication yourself.Atropine is typically administered immediately following the first signs of poisoningYou could be monitored for 72 hours in order to ensure that the medication has worked and that you aren't suffering any negative effects from the poison.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Since atropine can be used as required, it doesn't require a daily dose schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

You will be closely monitored to ensure that you don't take too much atropine. The carers will swiftly take care of you if you exhibit symptoms of an overdose.The symptoms of an overdose could include vision issues, fever, feeling unstable, loss of balance or coordination, difficulty concentrating, a fast heart rate, hallucinations, confusion (seeing or hearing sounds), and Breathing weakness or shallowness or breathing that stops completely may indicate low respiratory function or stopping.

Aviod this

Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of the effects this medication will have on your body. Your reaction could be affected.Avoid getting dehydrated or too hot when exercising and during hot temperatures. Atropine can reduce sweating and make you more vulnerable to suffering from heat stroke.

Interaction with other drug

Atropine may make it more difficult for the body's capacity to absorb other medications that you take orally. Inform your doctor about any other medications you take, including prealidoxime.Other medications can affect atropine, which includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about your current medications as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.

 

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