Trade name: Atropine Sulphate (Ives)
Strength: 1 mg per ml
Active ingredient: Atropine
Pregnancy category: Atropine belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: A and US FDA pregnancy category C.
Uses: Atropine Sulphate (Ives) infusion 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 (Ives) infusion 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
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
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