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Composition for ATROCIN

Atropine(1% w/w),Tetracycline(1% w/w)

food interaction for ATROCIN

alcohol interaction for ATROCIN

pregnancy interaction for ATROCIN

lactation interaction for ATROCIN

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Atrocin 1% w/w/1% w/w ointment may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Atrocin 1% w/w/1% w/w ointment is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Atrocin 1% w/w/1% w/w ointment is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Atropine(1% w/w)


Atropine is used in the form of eye drops for treatment of infections and inflammation of eyes, for relaxing the eye muscles before eye examination especially in children (cycloplegic refraction), and to widen the pupil. As a tablet and injection, it is used to reduce production of saliva and other body fluids before general anesthesia, to raise the heart rate if it has become too slow (after heart attack or certain drugs), and for relief of symptoms of organo phosphorus (pesticide) poisoning. Tablets are also used in certain inflammatory gut disorders.

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

Vomiting, Nausea, Confusion, Dry mouth, Dry skin, Difficulty in urination, Eye irritation, Eyelid swelling, Altered heart rate, Eye redness, Skin redness, Tachycardia, Blurred vision, Photosensitivity, Fever
Tetracycline(1% w/w)


Tetracycline is used in the treatment of respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted disease, eye infection, skin infection, rickettsial infection (infection caused by organism called as rickettsia) and as an alternative drug in treatment of leptospirosis (an infectious bacterial disease occurring in rodents, dogs, and other mammals, which can be transmitted to humans), brucellosis (headache, sickness, fever, swollen lymph nodes), psittacosis (headache, nose bleeds, shivering and fever), plague (painful swelling of the lymph nodes), cholera (severe sickness and diarrhoea), gas-gangrene (is a bacterial infection that produces gas in tissues in necrosed tissues) and tetanus (a serious bacterial disease that affects nervous system, leading to painful muscle contractions, particularly of jaw and neck muscles).

How it works

Tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic that belongs to class of drugs called tetracyclines. It acts by inhibiting the growth and multiplication of bacteria by interfering in their protein synthesis mechanism.

Common side effects

Changes in skin color, Dark colored urine, Diarrhoea, Headache, Rectal itching, Skin redness, Sore mouth, Stomach upset, Tooth discolouration, Vaginal itching, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye


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Expert advice for ATROCIN

  • 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 ATROCIN


Q. Is atropine a controlled substance?
No, it is available as prescription drug.
Q. Is atropine a beta blocker /calcium channelblocker/adrenaline/ parasympathomimetic/vasopressor?
No, atropine belongs to class of medication called as anticholinergics or cholinergic antagonist.
Q. Is atropine an agonist or antagonist?
Atropine is an antagonist of cholinergic receptors.
Q. Is atropine a narcotic drug?
No, it is not a narcotic. However, it is often available in combination with drugs that have abuse potential.
Q. 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.
Q. Does atropine cross placenta?
Yes, small amount of atropine can cause placenta. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Does atropine block activity of acetylcholine /nicotinic receptor?
Yes, atropine acts by inhibiting the activity of acetylcholine on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors.

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Content on this page was last updated on 24 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)