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Atropine
Essential medicine status
General description
Atropine is a muscarinic antagonist with multiple therapeutic indications including reduction of salivary and bronchial secretions during surgical procedures, treatment of organophosphate poisoning, and as a cycloplegic and mydriatic agent following topical administration into the eye.
Medicine type
Chemical agent
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Preoperative medication and sedation for short-term procedures
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 1 mg in 1 mL ampoule (atropine sulfate)
Section
Antidotes and other substances used in poisonings > Specific
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 1 mg in 1 mL ampoule (atropine sulfate)
Section
Ophthalmological preparations > Mydriatics
  • Local > Ophthalmological > Solution (eye drops): 0.1% (sulfate); 0.5% (sulfate); 1% (sulfate)
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