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- What is atropine-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- Is atropine-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for atropine-oral?
- What are the side effects of atropine-oral?
- What is the dosage for atropine-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with atropine-oral?
- Is atropine-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about atropine-oral?
What is atropine-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Atropine belongs to a class of medications known as anticholinergics or antimuscarinics. Atropine occurs naturally and is extracted from the belladonna alkaloid plant. Atropine works by blocking the actions of a chemical called acetylcholine. Atropine has numerous uses in clinical medicine and is available in several dosage forms including oral tablet, solution for injection, ophthalmic solution, and ophthalmic ointment. Oral atropine is no longer available in the US.
Atropine produces many effects in the body, including reducing stomach or intestinal spasms, reducing the production of saliva, mucus, and other bodily secretions, and maintaining proper heart rhythm.
Is atropine-oral available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No longer available
Do I need a prescription for atropine-oral?
No longer available
What are the side effects of atropine-oral?
- Atropine may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Use caution when operating machinery or performing other hazardous activities.
- Alcohol consumption may increase dizziness or drowsiness while taking atropine.
- Atropine should not be used by people with narrow angle glaucoma.
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