SIDE EFFECTS WARNING:
- 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.
PRESCRIPTION: No longer available
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No longer available
PREPARATIONS: Oral tablets: 0.4 mg
STORAGE: Atropine tablets should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F).
DOSING: The recommended dose is 0.4 mg every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
Combining atropine with other anticholinergic drugs increases the risk of side effects. Examples of such drugs include
- diphenhydramine (Benadryl),
- dicyclomine (Bentyl),
- benztropine (Cogentin),
- trihexyphenidyl (Artane), and
- amitriptyline (Endep, Elavil).
PREGNANCY: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of atropine in pregnant women.
NURSING MOTHERS: A small amount of atropine is secreted in human milk. Atropine should be used cautiously while breastfeeding.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information
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