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Atropin Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Atropin Injection

Atropin Injection is used to treat bradycardia. It helps to restore normal heartbeat in cardiac arrest cases. This injection is also given before general anesthesia to reduce saliva secretions. It even works as an antidote to some insecticide poisoning.

Atropin Injection is given under the supervision of healthcare professional. Moreover, it may be used in combination with other medicines to reverse the effect of muscle relaxants during surgery. You should always take it as advised by the doctor. It is better to avoid this medication if your suffering from any severe heart disease or urinary retention.

Some people may experience pain at the injection site but this is temporary. Side effects like blurred vision may resist you from driving or doing things that need focus. It may cause tachycardia (increased heart rate) in some cases. Dry mouth is another common side effect. Thus, increase in fluid uptake and maintaining good oral hygiene is advised.

Uses of Atropin Injection

Atropin Injection side effects

Common
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased heart rate
  • Dryness in mouth
  • 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
UNSAFE
Atropin Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Atropin Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Atropin Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Milk secretion may decrease.
Driving
UNSAFE
Atropin Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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

  • It is given into the veins or muscles under the supervision of a doctor.
  • It may cause blurred vision. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Avoid taking Atropin Injection if you have urinary retention, high blood pressure, any heart problems or high thyroid hormone level.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice a skin rash, swelling of the face, or tongue and trouble breathing. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding. 

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
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zosert
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Suclosz, Vizopin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zipris
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Flotin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Quitsun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Loxaris
MODERATE
Brand(s): R Zep
MODERATE
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atropin

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I'm having trouble like bradycardia, in the year 1995, it was tracicardia. Recent medical test says that it is bradycardia. Presently taking allopathic medicine. Want to change to homoeopathy.
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Please send your complete reports, and treatment details
Bradycardia low puls rate 51-63My puls rate in rest 50-60
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Get your thyroid tested
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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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