Active ingredients: atropine sulfate
What it is used for
Cardiac: In the management of patients with severe bradyardia and bradyarrhythmias to increase the heart rate. Patients with Type I atrioventricular conduction deficits to lessen the degree of atrioventricular heart block. Anaesthesia: Atropine is indicated as an antisialogogue in anaesthetic premedication to reduce or prevent secretions in the respiratory tract. During anaesthesia, atropine may be used to prevent reflex bradycardia and restore cardiac rate and arterial pressure resulting from the increased vagal activity associated with laryngoscopy, tracheal intubation and intra-abdominal manipulation, and for the prevention of the oculo-cardiac reflex during ophthalmic surgery. It may also be used to block muscarinic effects when neostigmine is used to counter the action of muscle relaxants. Anticholinesterase poisoning: Atropine is indicated in the treatment of cardiovascular collapse following poisoning from cholinesterase inhibitors such as the organophosphorus insecticides parathion and malathion, the nerve gases and from mushroom poisoning
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Clear, colourless liquid
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient atropine sulfate
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
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Reporting side effects
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