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Brand name: Atropine Sulfate (Fawns & McAllan) TM

Active ingredients: atropine sulfate monohydrate

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Plain white round biconvex tablet, uncoated radius of curvature 21/64" diameter 9/32"

Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 100 tablets pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • 100 tablets (E) pack

Over 65?

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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Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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