Atropine Sulphate 6mg Injection
Atropine Sulphate 6 MG Description
Atropine Sulphate injection is a prescription medication containing atropine sulphate. It is used in cardiac arrest to restore normal heart rhythm. It is also used before giving a patient general ana
esthesia to reduce saliva and other body secretions.
Uses of Atropine Sulphate 6 MG
- Cardiac arrest
- Insecticide, nerve gas and mushroom poisoning
- Reduce saliva secretion before surgery
- Reverse effects of muscle relaxants used in surgery
Contraindications of Atropine Sulphate 6 MG
- History of hypersensitivity to atropine sulphate
- Closed-angle glaucoma
- Enlarged prostate gland
- Severe digestive tract inflammation
- Neuromuscular disorders like Myasthenia gravis
- Obstruction of the opening between stomach and small intestine
Side effects of Atropine Sulphate 6 MG
- Blurred vision
- Dryness of mouth
Precautions and Warnings of Atropine Sulphate 6 MG
Other General Warnings
- You have urinary problems
- You have diarrhoea or fever
- You have had heart failure or heart attack
- You suffer from heartburn
- You have had a heart transplant
- You suffer from high blood pressure
- You have an overly active thyroid gland
- You have a chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (a condition in which airflow to your lungs is restricted, causing you to cough and feel short of breath)
Mode of Action of Atropine Sulphate 6 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Atropine Sulphate 6 MG
- Do not inject the vaccine by yourself
- A competent nurse or doctor will administer the vaccine to you in a clinic that is well-equipped to handle any allergic reactions that may develop
- The dosage and timing of administration will be determined by the doctor
- If you feel extreme discomfort after receiving the injection and experience symptoms like rising heart rate, rapid breathing, loss of coordination, rising body temperature, you must tell the doctor or the nurse immediately...
Interactions of Atropine Sulphate 6 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Atropine sulphate injection decreases absorption rate of mexiletine and ketoconazole due to reduced movement of the digestive tract and of the contents in the tract
- Effects of atropine may be enhanced if other medicines of a similar mode of action such as phenothiazines, amantadine, antidepressants, some antihistamines are given simultaneously
- Atropine may reduce the efficiency of medicines given sublingually, such as nitrates, by causing drying in the mouth
- During anaesthesia, the response of heart rate to atropine may be decreased if the patient is receiving propofol simultaneously because propofol suppresses part of the nervous system in the body
Storage and disposal of Atropine Sulphate 6 MG
Dosage of Atropine Sulphate 6 MG
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Will the side effects of the medicine subside after some time?
Q: Is there any alternative to this medicine?
Q: Does Atropine sulphate treat the disease or only relieve symptoms?
Q: I am scared of taking injections. Is there an alternative for it?
- Atropine Sulfate Injection [Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2022 [cited 8 March 2022]. Available from: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2015/021146s015lbl.pdf
- Atropine Sulfate Injection 600mcg in 1ml (hameln) - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2022 [cited 8 March 2022]. Available from: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/6282/smpc