Drug Type: Anesthetic

Atropine


Atropine is a naturally occurring tropane alkaloid and anticholinergic used in the treatment of eye conditions, cholinergic poisonings; including carbamate and organophosphate pesticides, chemical terrorist agents, various drugs, plants (Azaleas (Rhododendron), mushrooms (False Morel Mushroom (Gyromitra), Mower's Mushroom (Gymnopilus), Common Toadstool Mushroom (Gymnopilus), and poisoning associated with bradycardia hyptension. It is available as an injectable solution (0.5 mg/ml or 15 mg/ml) for IM or SC administration.

Typical Dosage: 0.01-0.02 mg/kg given IM or SC as needed.

Caution. Excessive or inappropriate use can cause heart arrhythmias and death.
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Gastrointestinal stasis