Atropine-Anaesthesia- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of DrugAtropine is a drug for Anaesthesia
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Atropine is used
1. To inhibit salivary secretions
2. To inhibit arrhythmias resulting from the excessive vagal simulation
3. To block the parasympathomimetic
effects of anticholinesterases
4. Organophosphate poisoning;
5. Antispasmodic
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms INJECTION
Contraindications1. Angle-closure glaucoma
2. Myasthenia gravis
3. Paralytic ileus
4. Pyloric stenosis
5. prostatic enlargement
Precautions1. Down syndrome
2. Children
3. Elderly
4. Ulcerative Colitis
5. Diarrhoea
6. Hyperthyroidism
7. Heart failure
8. Hypertension
9. Patients with atrial fibrillation or flutter
Adverse Effects1. Dry mouth
2. Blurred vision
3. Photophobia
4. Flushing and dryness of skin
5. Difficulty in micturition
6. Tachycardia
7. Palpitations
8. Confusion
9. Heat prostration
and convulsions
10. Ventricular fibrillation
Pregnancy Category C

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