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Atropine

POM
Read time: 11 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 24 Jul 2020

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Atropine sulfate 1 mg/5 ml, solution for injection in pre-filled syringe is indicated in adults only.- As a pre-anaesthetic medication to prevent vagal reactions associated with tracheal intubation and surgical manipulation - To limit the muscarinic effects of neostigmine, when given postsurgically to counteract non-depolarising muscle relaxants- Treatment of hemodynamically compromising bradycardia and/ or atrioventricular block due to excessive vagal tone in emergency situation- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: to treat symptomatic bradycardia and AV block- As antidote following overdosage or poisoning with acetylcholinesterase-inhibitors e.g. anticholinesterases, organophosphorus, carbamates and muscarinic mushrooms

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