atropine (oral, Atreza, Sal-Tropine - discontinued in the US) (cont.)

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  • 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

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

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/15/2015

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