Atropin Injection

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Introduction

Atropin Injection is used to treat bradycardia(slow heart rate). 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 may be used in combination with other medicines to reverse the effect of muscle relaxants during surgery. It is given by your doctor or nurse, who will make sure you get the right amount. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Common side effects of this medicine include blurred vision and fast heart rate. Dry mouth may also occur while using this medicine so, try to do frequent mouth rinses, maintain good oral hygiene and increase water intake.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. It is better to avoid this medication if you are suffering from any severe heart disease or urinary retention.

Uses of Atropin Injection

Benefits of Atropin Injection

In Bradycardia

Bradycardia refers to a heart rate that is slower than the normal heart rate. Atropin Injection helps to bring back the blood pressure within normal range. This relaxes the heart, treats decreased heart rate (bradycardia) and prevents any sudden fall of blood pressure or even serious complications that might have otherwise followed due to low blood pressure. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse in a hospital setup. It should not be self-administered. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Atropin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Atropin

  • 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.

Safety advice

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.
Breast feeding
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 forget to take 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.
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Quick tips

  • 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. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Natural Alkaloids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
Anticholinergics

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): Donzinol, Algemer, Donetaz
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Rivasun, Zeemine, Rivadem
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Galamer
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Stozen
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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How to use any type of emergency drug for ex inj atropin wheather it is nesesory to dilute drugs Inje lopez like other drug how w can administer pls guide
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
These are domains of a Doctor. If you have any medical complaints let me know
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
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Country of origin: India

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