ATROPINE EYE OINTMENT

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Composition FOR ATROPINE 1% w/w eye ointment

Atropine(1% w/w)

food interaction for ATROPINE eye ointment

alcohol interaction for ATROPINE eye ointment

pregnancy interaction for ATROPINE eye ointment

lactation interaction for ATROPINE eye ointment

medicine interaction for ATROPINE eye ointment

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Atropine eye ointment 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Atropine eye ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR ATROPINE 1% w/w eye ointment

Atropine(1% w/w)

Atropine eye ointment uses

Atropine eye ointment is used in the treatment of bradycardia and uveitis.

How atropine eye ointment 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.
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Common side effects of atropine eye ointment

Dry mouth, Excessive thirst, Palpitations, Increased heart rate, Arrhythmia, Reduced bronchial secretions, Dry skin, Slow heart rate, Photophobia, Dilatation of pupil, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Difficulty in urination, Constipation, Loss of accommodation.

SUBSTITUTES FOR ATROPINE eye ointment

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    Jawa Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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  • ATROSUN 1% W/W EYE OINTMENT
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    Rs. 2.57/GM of eye ointment
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  • ATROZEN 1% W/W EYE OINTMENT
    (5 GM eye ointment in tube)
    Senses Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 3.40/GM of eye ointment
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  • ATROPINE SULPHATE 1% W/W EYE OINTMENT
    (3 GM eye ointment in tube)
    Pharmatak Opthalmics Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 3.47/GM of eye ointment
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Expert advice FOR ATROPINE eye ointment

  • 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 ATROPINE 1% w/w eye ointment

Atropine

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
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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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)