Atropine

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  1. Mechanism of Action
    blocks acetylcholine at parasympathetic neuroeffector sites on AV and SA nodes; increases cardiac output, heart rate by blocking vagal stimulation
  2. Indications
    Symptomatic bradycardia < 60 bpm; reversal of anticholinesterase
  3. Contraindications & Precautions;
    • Contraindications: None
    • Precations:Increases myocardial oxygen demand, CHF, HTN. May be harmful if used to treat AV block (Mobitz II and 3rd degree block); doses less than the minimum may slow the heart rate.
  4. Route and Dosage;
    Bradycardia Adult IV 0.5 mg q 3-5 min., max 0.03-0.04 mg/kg; Peds 0.02 mg/kg (min. dose 0.1mg, max dose 0.5 mg)
  5. Adverse reactions and side effects;
    tachycardia, paradoxical slowing in 3rd degree block, dry mouth, dilated pupils.

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Malvarez
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Atropine
Updated:
2012-01-15 05:38:41
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Type of drug; antidysrhythmic, anticholinergic, parasympatholytic, antimuscarinic
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