Atropine Sulfate (Fawns & McAllan) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) atropine sulfate monohydrate. On this page you will find out more about Atropine Sulfate (Fawns & McAllan), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: atropine sulfate monohydrate
Over 65 years of age?
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Atropine Sulfate (Fawns & McAllan) 600 microgram uncoated tablet, 100
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
For the treatment of muscarinic toxicity resulting from exposure to anticholinesterase compounds (e.g. organophosphate pesticides). Atropine tablets are not as effective as I.V. Atropine, which is almost always required for significant organophosphate poisoning. However atropine tablets are of value when medical assistance is not readily available, and is indicated as a short term antidote pending access to professional medical treatment. Atropine tablets are not recommended for prophylaxis for pesticide poisoning. Atropine does not prevent pesticide poisoning; attempts to use atropine tablets for this purpose have lead to several cases of mild atropine poisoning as well as chronic organophosphate poisoning.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Plain white round biconvex tablet, uncoated radius of curvature 21/64" diameter 9/32"|
|Dosage Form||Tablet, uncoated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
100 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
100 tablets (E): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||No information available|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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