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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Atrisol drop may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Atrisol drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Atrisol drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Atropine(1% w/v)

Uses

Atropine is used in the treatment of bradycardia and inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye between the sclera and the retina)

How it works

Atropine belongs to class of medication called as anticholinergic drugs. It acts by blocking the activity chemicals (acetylcholine) in the body, thereby producing effects such as reduction of salivary and other body secretions, relief of abdominal pain due to cramps, increase in the heart rate, and widening of the pupil.

Common side effects

Dry skin, Dry mouth, Excessive thirst, Palpitations, Increased heart rate, Arrhythmia, Reduced bronchial secretions, Photophobia, Loss of accommodation, Slow heart rate, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dilatation of pupil, Difficulty in urination, Constipation
Chlorbutol(0.35% w/v)

Uses

Chlorbutol is used to prevent infections

How it works

Chlorbutol is an antiseptic, anesthetic, anti-irritant, and emollient agent. It works as local anesthetic by providing a quick relief from pain; bacteriostatic reinforcing the activity of chlorhexidine. It also produces a mild irritant effect on the respiratory tract, possibly via a nasal/pulmonary arc.

Common side effects

Nausea, Noisy breathing, Oral peeling, Parotid gland swelling, Abdominal cramp, Allergic reaction, Anaphylactic reaction, Burning sensation of tongue, Cough, Diarrhoea, Discoloration of teeth, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Itching, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Skin reaction, Erythema, Sneezing, Subcutaneous swelling, Tongue discolouration, Vomiting, Burning sensation
Prednisolone(0.25% w/v)

Uses

Prednisolone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome

How it works

Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called as glucocorticosteroids. Prednisolone increases the level of corticosteroids which are already present in the body and helps to treat various inflammatory conditions. It has anti-inflammatory, metabolic, immune, and hormonal effects on the body.

Common side effects

Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Dizziness, Fragile skin, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Decreased libido, Bone degradation, Happiness, Altered menstrual cycle, Increased risk of infection, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Increased hair growth, Muscle disorders, Personality changes, Increased sweating, Absence of menstrual periods, Fatigue, Acne, Muscle weakness, Heartburn, Skin redness, Increased blood pressure, Decreased sexual function, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Mood changes, Delayed wound healing, Behavioural changes, Eye swelling, Muscle stiffness, Altered blood lipids, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract

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Expert advice FOR ATRISOL

  • Do not start or continue atropine, in any form if you are allergic to atropine or any other ingredients of the medicine.
  • Do not start or continue atropine eye drops if you wear soft contact lenses; if you have increased pressure in the eyes (glaucoma); fever or increased heart rate. 
  • Do not start or continue atropine tablets if you have a condition called pyloric stenosis characterize with difficulty for food to move from stomach into the small intestine causing pain or vomiting; or acid reflux with heartburn (gastro-oesophageal reflux) and diarrhea.
  • Avoid taking atropine if you have urinary retention, high blood pressure, any heart problem including weak heart, or high thyroid hormone level.
  • Do not take this drug if you have rare hereditary problems of intolerance to done or more types of sugar (including galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.)
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking atropine in any form. 
  • Atropine can cause visual disturbances, giddiness and staggering and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.
 
 

Frequently asked questions FOR ATRISOL

Atropine

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Is atropine a controlled substance?
No, it is available as prescription drug

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Is atropine a beta blocker /calcium channelblocker/adrenaline/ parasympathomimetic/vasopressor?
No, atropine belongs to class of medication called as anticholinergics or cholinergic antagonist

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Is atropine an agonist or antagonist?
Atropine is an antagonist of cholinergic receptors

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Is atropine a narcotic drug?
No, it is not a narcotic. However, it is often available in combination with drugs that have abuse potential

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Does atropine increase blood pressure/decrease heart rate/sedation/urinary retention/increase contractility?
Atropine decreases heart rate and increases blood pressure; It causes urinary retention as well as decreased contractility of gut and urinary bladder muscles. It does not cause sedation, on the contrary, it causes excitation, sleeplessness and agitation

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Does atropine cross placenta?
Yes, small amount of atropine can cause placenta. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use

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Does atropine block activity of acetylcholine /nicotinic receptor?
Yes, atropine acts by inhibiting the activity of acetylcholine on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors.

Chlorbutol

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What is chlorobutanol used for?
Chlorbutol is used in different formulations such as cream, mouthwash and decongestant capsules.Cream: to treat mild pain caused by minor skin cuts, scratches and grazes (chapping) and soreness caused by detergents, soaps, deodorants and jewellery and bites and stings.Mouthwash solution: to inhibit dental plaque formation, as an aid in the treatment and prevention of irritation, redness, and swelling of gums (gingivitis), and in maintaining oral hygiene. It is important in the management of mouth ulceration and oral infections due to fungus candida and can be used as an adjuvant treatment for minor infections of the throat. It is also used as a disinfectant solution for cleansing of removable dentures.Capsule: for the symptomatic relief of colds and the symptomatic rapid relief of nasal congestion.

Prednisolone

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Is prednisolone an anti-inflammatory drug?
Prednisolone belongs to the class of corticosteroids which has anti-inflammatory properties (suppresses the inflammation associated with many diseases, for example, arthritis). Hence, prednisolone is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.

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How long can I take corticosteroids for?
It is advisable to take corticosteroids for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment suddenly or take for a longer period than recommended by your doctor.

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Does prednisolone cause weight gain?
Weight gain is a common side effect of prednisolone. In case you experience excessive weight gain while taking prednisolone, please consult your doctor.

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Does prednisolone cause hair loss?
Prednisolone has not been reported to cause hair loss rather it can cause extra hair growth. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss after taking prednisolone as it could be due to some other underlying conditions.

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Does prednisolone cause drowsiness?
Prednisolone has not been reported to cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor if you experience drowsiness after taking prednisolone.

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Does prednisolone contain penicillin?
Prednisolone does not contain penicillin. Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.

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Does prednisolone need to be refrigerated?
Prednisolone does not need to be refrigerated. Store prednisolone below 25°C in a dry place and protect from light.

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Does prednisolone expire?
Yes, prednisolone does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

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Does prednisolone give you energy?
Prednisolone does not give energy. Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.

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Does prednisolone cause acne?
Acne is a side effect associated with the use of prednisolone. Talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive acne while taking prednisolone.

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Does prednisolone make you thirsty?
Prednisolone has not been reported to increase thirst. Talk to your doctor if you experience excess thirst after taking prednisolone as it could be due to some other underlying conditions.

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Is prednisolone a pain-killer?
Prednisolone is not a pain-killer.

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Does prednisolone increase blood pressure?
Prednisolone can cause an increase in blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you have symptoms of increased blood pressure after taking prednisolone and always share your medical history of hypertension (high blood pressure) if you are asked to take prednisolone.

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Does prednisolone increase blood sugar?
Prednisolone can cause an increase in blood sugar level. It can also lead to an increased requirement of antidiabetic therapy in diabetic patients. Talk to your doctor in case you are a diabetic before starting prednisolone and closely monitor your blood sugar levels if you are taking prednisolone.

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Can I take prednisolone for cough?
Prednisolone is not recommended for the treatment of cough. Cough is a symptom of a disease and it is important to know the associated disease before taking any medicine. Talk to your doctor if you have a long-standing cough.

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Can I take steroids for a week?
The prescribed duration of steroids varies depending on the condition for which they are used. Please take prednisolone or any other steroid for a duration as advised by your doctor.

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Can I take steroids for a year?
The prescribed duration of steroids varies depending on the condition for which they are used. Please take prednisolone or any other steroid for a duration which is prescribed by your doctor.

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Can I take steroids for a chest infection?
Prednisolone is not recommended for the treatment of chest infection. It can cause worsening of an existing infection, can mask signs of infection and re-activate certain previous infections like tuberculosis. Please consult your doctor for proper treatment of chest infection.

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Can I take prednisolone for whooping cough?
Prednisolone is not recommended for treatment of whooping cough or any kind of infection. Please consult your doctor for proper treatment of whooping cough.

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Can I take steroids for bodybuilding?
Steroids are not recommended to be used for bodybuilding.

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How long can I take prednisolone for?
The prescribed duration of steroids varies depending on the condition for which they are used. Don’t start or stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor, you may need to reduce the dose gradually. Please take prednisolone or any other steroid for a duration which is prescribed by your doctor.

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Is prednisolone safe during pregnancy?
Prednisolone can cause fetal harm when given to a pregnant woman. Studies suggest that use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of birth defects. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or you are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

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Is prednisolone a corticosteroid?
Prednisolone is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids also known as corticosteroids. These are synthesized naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well-being. Two main classes of corticosteroids, glucocorticoids, and mineralocorticoids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes, including stress response, immune response, and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, blood electrolyte levels, and behavior.

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Is prednisolone safe?
Yes. Prednisolone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

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Is prednisolone an immunosuppressant?
Prednisolone belongs to the class of corticosteroids and has immunosuppressant properties (suppresses the body’s immune system). Hence, prednisolone is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.

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Is prednisolone a glucocorticoid?
Prednisolone is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (corticosteroids).

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Is prednisolone an anabolic steroid?
Prednisolone is not an anabolic steroid but is a corticosteroid. In contrast to anabolic steroids (used by “bodybuilders”), corticosteroids are used in inflammatory conditions for their anti–inflammatory effects.

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Is prednisolone safe for babies?
Prednisolone can cause growth retardation (decreased growth) in infancy, childhood, and adolescence which may be irreversible. Treatment with prednisolone in babies should be limited to the minimum dosage for the shortest possible time. Please consult your doctor before using prednisolone in babies.

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Is prednisolone same as prednisone?
Prednisone and prednisolone both belong to a class of drugs called glucocorticoids. Prednisone is activated by the liver into prednisolone. Prednisone and prednisolone are used in the same manner and are equally effective.

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Can I take prednisolone with antibiotics?
Certain antibiotics may increase the metabolism of prednisolone and hence decrease its effects. So, it may be necessary to adjust the dose of prednisolone accordingly. Please consult your doctor before taking prednisolone with antibiotics.

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Can I take prednisolone without food?
It is recommended that prednisolone tablets should be swallowed with water and taken following a meal to reduce stomach irritation. So, it should preferably be taken with food.

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Can I take prednisolone with paracetamol?
Prednisolone can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prednisolone with alcohol?
It is not recommended to take any medicines along with alcohol. Please consult your doctor before taking prednisolone with alcohol.

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Can I take prednisolone with naproxen?
Naproxen and prednisolone can increase the toxicity of each other. There is also an increase risk of gastrointestinal ulceration when used together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prednisolone with citalopram?
Prednisolone can be taken with citalopram. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prednisolone with ibuprofen?
Prednisolone and ibuprofen can increase the toxicity of each other. There is also an increased risk of gastrointestinal ulceration when used together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prednisolone with chlorphenamine maleate?
Prednisolone can be taken with chlorphenamine maleate. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prednisolone with omeprazole?
Prednisolone can be taken with omeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prednisolone with milk?
It is recommended that prednisolone tablets should be swallowed with water and taken following a meal to reduce stomach irritation. There are no specific recommendations or interactions related to its use with milk.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)