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Emergency Drugs
 
 
 

Atropine

 
 
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    IV / IM / Subcut
    Atropine

Overview

    • Mechanism of Action

    • Competitively inhibits the action of acetylcholine on muscarinic receptors.

Clinical Use

    • Indications

    • Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor poisoning – organophosphates, chemical warfare, donepezil, rivastigmine, neostigmine
    • Acute bradyarrhythmia – organic, beta blocker / calcium channel blocker / digoxin overdose
    • Reduction in salivary and bronchial secretions preoperatively
    • Contraindications

    • Severe ulcerative colitis
    • Gastrointestinal obstruction
    • Obstructive uropathy
    • Glaucoma
    • Adverse Effects

    • Tachycardia
    • Dry mouth / nose / eyes / skin
    • Constipation
    • Urinary retention
    • Dilated pupils
Last updated on August 18th, 2018
 
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