Active ingredients: atropine sulfate monohydrate
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
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- The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Lifetime is 18 Months.
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
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient atropine sulfate monohydrate
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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