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Composition for ATROPIN


food interaction for ATROPIN

alcohol interaction for ATROPIN

pregnancy interaction for ATROPIN

lactation interaction for ATROPIN

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Atropin infusion at a fixed time.
Atropin infusion may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Atropin infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Atropin infusion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




Atropin infusion 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

Atropin infusion 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


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Expert advice for ATROPIN

  • 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 ATROPIN


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 15 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)