Active ingredients: atropine sulfate
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 23 OCTOBER 2001: Preanaesthetic medication to reduce salivary secretions and bronchial secretions. To prevent cholinergic cardiac effects such as cardiac arrhythmias, hypotension and bradycardia. Management of patients with acute myocardial infarction and sinus bradycardia who have associated hypotension and increased ventricular irritability. Concurrent administration with anticholinesterase agents (eg. neostigmine, physostigmine) to block the adverse muscarinic effects of these agents following surgery to terminate curarisation. For poisoning by organophosphate pesticides, atropine may be used concomitantly with a cholinesterase reactivator such as pralidoxime to reverse muscarinic effects.
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
- Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear, colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems