Atropin Injection

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Atropin Injection

Atropin Injection is used in the treatment of bradycardia.

Atropin Injection side effects

Common
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased heart rate
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Photophobia
  • Injection site pain

How to use Atropin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Atropin Injection works

Atropin Injection is an anticholinergic medication. It works by blocking the activity of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine). This helps dry up secretions (saliva, sweat, etc.) from glands before surgery, increases a low heart rate and decreases intestinal contractions (spasms). It also works as an antidote in certain types of poisoning and reverses the side effects of certain muscle relaxing medicines.

Atropin Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Atropin Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Atropin Injection 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Atropin Injection is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Milk secretion may decrease.
Driving
Atropin Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Atropin Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Atropin Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Atropin Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atropin Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Atropin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Atropin Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • 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.
 
 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Atropin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rivasun
LIFE-THREATENING
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zosert
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zipris
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Quitsun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Norma
MODERATE
MODERATE
Brand(s): Loxaris
MODERATE
Brand(s): R Zep
MODERATE

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FAQs

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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 30th Aug 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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901-902, Narian Manzil , 23, Barakhamba Road New Delhi-110001 (India)
MRP
31.68
1 ml in 1 vial
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