Information about Atropine

Atropine Uses

Atropine is used in the treatment of bradycardia.

How Atropine works

Atropine is an anticholinergic medication. It works by blocking the activity of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) in the brain.

Common side effects of Atropine

Dryness in mouth, Increased heart rate, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Difficulty in urination, Constipation, Blurred vision
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Available Medicine for Atropine

AtpBiomiicron Pharmaceuticals
5 to ₹3883 variant(s)
AtropineJawa Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
19 to ₹352 variant(s)
AtroIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
2 to ₹162 variant(s)
AtrosunSunways India Pvt Ltd
7 to ₹152 variant(s)
TropineNeon Laboratories Ltd
401 variant(s)
OpthopinOptho Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
15 to ₹172 variant(s)
AtropinHindustan Syringes & Medical Devices Ltd
31 to ₹2082 variant(s)
AtrosulphEntod Pharmaceuticals Ltd
16 to ₹272 variant(s)
Bell Pino AtrinBell Pharma Pvt Ltd
18 to ₹312 variant(s)
Atropine SulphatePharmatak Opthalmics Pvt Ltd
11 to ₹2094 variant(s)

Expert advice for Atropine

  • 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 Atropine 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. 

Frequently asked questions for Atropine

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

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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