Atropine Sulphate injection: Uses, Side effects, Dosage

Manufacturer: Samarth

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Trade name: Atropine Sulphate

Strength: 0.6 mg per ml (Available in two volumes 10 ml and 50 ml)

Type: Injection

Active ingredient: Atropine

Category: Anticholinergic

Pregnancy category: Atropine belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: A and US FDA pregnancy category C.

Uses: Atropine Sulphate injection is used to decrease mucus secretions such as saliva and secretions of the respiratory tract prior to surgery. It is also used to treat spasms in the stomach, intestines, and other organs. During surgery, atropine is used to keep the heart beat normal.

How to use: Atropine Sulphate injection is given by health care provider at doctors office. It is given intra venously or to the muscle.

Side Effects: Dry mouth, blurred vision, tachycardia, dizziness, drowsiness, decreased salivation, decreased sweating, difficulty sleeping, difficulty swallowing

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Dosage: Usual Adult Dose for Bradyarrhythmia: 0.4 to 1 mg by intra venous. no more than 3 mg. Usual Adult Dose for Heart Block: 0.4 to 1 mg by intra venous. Usual Adult Dose for Organophosphate Poisoning: AtroPen: 2 mg per dose by intra muscular. Mild symptoms: 1 AtroPen dose. Anesthesia Premedication 0.4 to 0.6 mg by intra venous/ intra muscular/ subcutaneous 30 to 60 minutes before anesthesia. repeat every 4 to 6 hours.

Written by: : healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: August 3rd, 2016