What is atropine injection used for?

What is atropine injection used for?

What is atropine injection used for?

Atropine is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of low heart rate (bradycardia), reduce salivation and bronchial secretions before surgery or as an antidote for overdose of cholinergic drugs or mushroom poisoning.

What is atropine and 2 Pam chloride?

The companion drug to Atropine is 2-PAM CL; this drug complements the action of Atropine. 2-Pam Chloride acts to restore normal functions at the nerve ending by removing the nerve agent and affecting toxin irreversibility.

How do Autoinjectors work?

With autoinjectors, the patient actuates the needle and subsequent flow of medication solely through the application of pressure on the injection site. The pressure causes the actuation of a needle shield, which engages the needle and causes the device to inject the drug.

What drugs treat atropine poisoning?

Atropen is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Anesthesia Premedication, Sinus Bradycardia (ACLS), Bronchospasm, and Organophosphate or Carbamate Poisoning. Atropen may be used alone or with other medications.

Does atropine slow heart rate?

Low-dose atropine slows heart rate but does not change overall levels of MSNA. High-dose atropine causes a decrease in MSNA and tachycardia.

What are the indications of atropine?

Atropine or atropine sulfate carries FDA indications for anti-sialagogue/anti-vagal effect, organophosphate/muscarinic poisoning, and bradycardia. Atropine acts as a competitive, reversible antagonist of muscarinic receptors: an anticholinergic drug.

What do you need to do immediately after using the auto-injector?

Your Auto-injector is designed as emergency treatment. You should always get medical help immediately after using your Auto-injector. Dial 112, ask for an ambulance and state “anaphylaxis” even if symptoms appear to be improving. You will need to go to hospital for observation and further treatment as required.

What are atropine side effects?

Excess doses of atropine sulfate may cause side effects such as palpitations, dilated pupils, difficulty swallowing, hot dry skin, thirst, dizziness, restlessness, tremor, fatigue, and problems with coordination.

Are there any side effects of taking atropine auto injector?

Drink lots of fluids to stop fluid loss. This medicine may cause harm if swallowed. If atropine auto-injector is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away. If you are 65 or older, use atropine auto-injector with care. You could have more side effects. Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.

How many mg of AtroPen is in a prefilled auto injector?

AtroPen Description. Each prefilled auto-injector provides a dose of the antidote atropine in a self-contained unit, specially designed for self or caregiver administration. Four strengths of AtroPen® are available; they are AtroPen® 0.25 mg, AtroPen® 0.5 mg, AtroPen® 1 mg, and AtroPen® 2 mg.

How to remove Gray safety release from AtroPen injection?

Hold the AtroPen autoinjector firmly in place for at least 10 seconds to allow the injection to finish. Remove the AtroPen autoinjector and massage the injection site for several seconds. If the needle is not visible, check to be sure the Gray Safety Release has been removed, and repeat steps 4 and 5, but press harder.

How many milligrams of atropine are in an injection?

Injection: Each single-dose AtroPen autoinjector contains a clear sterile solution of atropine. Four strengths of AtroPen are available 0.25 mg/0.3 mL (yellow label): 0.21 mg atropine (equivalent to 0.25 mg atropine sulfate) in 0.3 mL 0.5 mg/0.7 mL (blue label): 0.42 mg atropine (equivalent to 0.5 mg atropine sulfate) in 0.7 mL