General English name: Atropine injection
Brand: Sal-Tropine, AtroPen, Atreza
Drug forms of atropine
Pills, ear drops, ampoules
Medication information of atropine ampoules
Atropine has many effects, such as reducing muscle spasms and fluid secretion in the body, and is used to help reduce saliva, mucus, or other airway secretions during surgery. Atropine ampules are also prescribed to treat spasms of the stomach, intestines, bladder or other organs. It is noteworthy that this ampoule is sometimes used as an antidote to treat some types of poisoning.
If you are interested in learning more about other forms of atropine, such as atropine eye drops and atropine tablets, you can refer to the relevant page.
Dosage and method of atropine injection
Atropine injections are usually given by a nurse or doctor as an intravenous, subcutaneous, or intramuscular injection, and the dose and amount of the injection is determined by your doctor.
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. If you have any questions about how to use this medicine, ask your doctor.
Atropine is injected at a clinic or hospital, so do not forget to forget the dose.
Contraindications to the use of atropine injections
Note the expiration date of the atropine ampule and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
Never give atropine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Atropine injections during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use any medication arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
The effect of atropine injections on driving and working with machines
Atropine injections may cause blurred vision, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.
Check for drug interactions with atropine ampules, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Drug Interactions Atropine Injections
Drug interactions may alter the performance of drugs and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine
Special warnings and precautions when taking atropine
Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking an atropine injection:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have a muscle problem such as myasthenia gravis.
- If you have asthma or other respiratory problems.
- If you have glaucoma eye disease.
- If you have a problem with an enlarged prostate.
- If you have urinary problems.
- If you have an irregular heart rhythm.
- If you have liver or kidney disease.
- If you have gastrointestinal obstruction (stomach or intestines).
- If you are already allergic to any medication.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
Side effects of atropine injection
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Common side effects of atropine injections
Dry mouth, nose or throat
Dry eyes, blurred vision
Headache or drowsiness
Rare side effects of atropine injections
Feeling very dizzy
Heart palpitations or tremors in the chest
Speech problems, difficulty swallowing
Confusion and illusion
Weakness and loss of balance
Overdose of atropine (drug poisoning)
There is no possibility of drug poisoning because this ampule is injected for you by your doctor or nurse.
If you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.
Storage conditions of atropine ampoules
This ampoule is injected in a hospital and specialists are aware of its proper storage conditions.
Severe itchy skin
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of this ampoule.