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Drug Class: GI Antispasmodic – Belladonna Alkaloids · Muscarinic Receptor Antagonists (Anticholinergic) · Ophthalmic – Anticholinergics

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

May Treat: · · ·

Brand Names: · · · · and more

Drug Class: GI Antispasmodic – Belladonna Alkaloids · Muscarinic Receptor Antagonists (Anticholinergic) · Ophthalmic – Anticholinergics

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Wash hands before and after using
  • Wait 5-10 minutes before using other eye drugs
  • May blur vision. Use caution when driving.
  • Wash hands before and after using
  • Wait 5-10 minutes before using other eye drugs
  • May blur vision. Use caution when driving.
  • Do not touch tip of tube

  • For drops products : Don’t use if solution has particles or color change. May wear contact lenses 15 min. after using drug. Do not touch tip of open eye drop bottle. Avoid touching the eye with the dropper tip. Eyes will be sensitive to light. Use sunglasses.
  • For ointment products : Prevent contamination. Use at the same time(s) daily as directed. May sting or burn after applying. Eyes may become more sensitive to light. Tell doctor your complete medical history.

What is recommended dosage for Atropine?How to use Atropine?What if you missed a dose of Atropine?What if you overdose on Atropine?

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  • People also askHow fast do I give atropine?How fast do I give atropine?”The important thing is to get the atropine in as quickly as possible,” Khare says. “You want to do it within 30 minutes to an hour, if possible.”. There is no specific dosage of atropine used to treat the symptoms brought on by nerve gas. It simply depends on how much gas the patient was exposed to.

    Precautions

    • Wash hands before and after using
    • Wait 5-10 minutes before using other eye drugs
    • May blur vision. Use caution when driving.
    • Wash hands before and after using
    • Wait 5-10 minutes before using other eye drugs
    • May blur vision. Use caution when driving.
    • Do not touch tip of tube

    • For drops products : Don’t use if solution has particles or color change. May wear contact lenses 15 min. after using drug. Do not touch tip of open eye drop bottle. Avoid touching the eye with the dropper tip. Eyes will be sensitive to light. Use sunglasses.
    • For ointment products : Prevent contamination. Use at the same time(s) daily as directed. May sting or burn after applying. Eyes may become more sensitive to light. Tell doctor your complete medical history.

    What is recommended dosage for Atropine?How to use Atropine?What if you missed a dose of Atropine?What if you overdose on Atropine?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?How fast do I give atropine? “The important thing is to get the atropine in as quickly as possible,” Khare says. “You want to do it within 30 minutes to an hour, if possible.”. There is no specific dosage of atropine used to treat the symptoms brought on by nerve gas. It simply depends on how much gas the patient was exposed to.

    What happens when you overdose on atropine? An overdose of atropine and diphenoxylate can cause breathing problems and may result in death or permanent brain damage. Early overdose symptoms include weakness, blurred vision, slurred speech, feeling hot, fast heartbeats, slowed breathing, fainting, seizure, or coma.

    Why is atropine eye drops used sublingual? Ophthalmic atropine eye drops may be commonly used sublingually in a hospice setting. The main aim of using this medication is to treat terminal respiratory secretions.

    Is atropine a controlled substance? Controlled Substance: Diphenoxylate HCl and atropine sulfate tablets are classified as a Schedule V controlled substance by federal regulation.

    Missed Dose

    Missed Dose

    If you are using this drug on a regular schedule and miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

    OverdoseOverdose

    This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: flushed/dry skin, blurred vision, fast/irregular heartbeat, fever, mental/mood changes (e.g., hallucinations), loss of coordination.

    How to use?How to use?

    • To apply eye drops, wash your hands first
    • To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface
    • If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them before using eye drops
    • Wait at least 15 minutes before replacing your contact lenses
    • Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch
    • Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one drop into the pouch
    • Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1-2 minutes
    • Place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) and apply gentle pressure for 2 to 3 minutes
    • This will prevent the medication from draining out
    • Try not to blink and do not rub your eye
    • Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed or if your dose is for more than 1 drop
    • If you are using this medication on a regular schedule, apply it usually 2 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor
    • Do not rinse the dropper
    • Replace the dropper cap after each use
    • Do not use the solution if it turns brown or cloudy or if it contains particles
    • If you are using another kind of eye medication (e.g., drops or ointments), wait at least 5-10 minutes before applying other medications
    • Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the drops to enter the eye
    • If you are using this medication on a regular schedule, you can get the most benefit from it by not missing any doses
    • To help you remember, use it at the same times each day
    • Continue using it for the full time prescribed
    • Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

    What is Atropine?What conditions does Atropine treat?What precautions to take with Atropine?Is Atropine safe during pregnancy?Is Atropine safe while breastfeeding?Is Atropine a controlled substance?

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    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?How often should I take 2 mg of atropine? -The 2 mg dose may need to be given 2 or 3 times (4 to 6 mg total) in severe cases. Auto-injector: 2 or more mild symptoms of exposure: One 2 mg dose. Severe symptoms: One 2 mg dose, followed by two additional 2 mg injections given in rapid succession 10 minutes after the first dose.

    How long does it take for atropine to take effect? Wait 10 to 15 minutes for Atropine to take effect. If, after 10 to 15 minutes, the patient does not develop any of the severe symptoms listed in Table 1, no additional Atropine injections are recommended. If possible, a person other than the patient should administer the second and third 2 mg Atropine autoinjectors.

    How often should you take atropine statpearls for bradycardia? Bradycardia: 1 mg every 3 to 5 minutes (3 mg max), repeat until obtaining desired heart rate, most effective for sinus and AV nodal disease. Pediatric: 0.01 mg/kg to 0.03 mg/kg every 3 to 5 minutes. Pediatric minimum dose 0.1 mg]

    How much atropine sulfate should I take before pyridostigmine? DOSAGE & INDICATIONS. 0.6 to 1.2 mg IV for each 0.5 to 2.5 mg of neostigmine or 10 to 20 mg of pyridostigmine; atropine is given a few minutes before (especially if bradycardia is present) or concurrently (in a separate syringe) with the cholinesterase inhibitor.