MED-Atropine

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MED-Atropine
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2010-04-07 15:52:36
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MED-Atropine
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  1. Functional Class
    Parasympatholytic
  2. Mechanism of Action
    • -Blocks Muscarinic Acetylcholine receptors inhibiting parasympathetic stimulation
    • -Blocks vagal impulses to the heart and accelerates SA node discharge, enhances conduction through AV node and increases cardiac output.
    • -Potent bronchodilator if bronchoconstriction is caused by increases parasympathetic tone
  3. Indications
    • -Symptomatic Bradycardia
    • -Asystole
    • -Bradycardic PEA
    • -Organophosphate/nerve agent poisoning
  4. Contraindications
    NONE
  5. Precautions
    • -2nd degree Mobitz II and 3rd degree AV blocks. Can worsen bradycardia. Consider TCP first
    • -Acute Myocardial Ischemia or AMI. Glaucoma
  6. Side Effects
    • Blurred vision
    • Dilated Pupils
    • Dry mouth
    • Tachy
    • Drowsiness
    • Convulsions
    • HTN or Hypotension
    • Palpitations
    • Paradoxical bradycardia (if given to slowly)
    • AV dissociation
    • Urinary retention
  7. Interactions
    • Antihistamines
    • Tricyclic antidepressants
    • Procainamide
  8. Dosage
    • Asystole
    • ADULT
    • 1 mg IVP q 3-5 mins max total 0.04 mg/kg
    • 2-2.5 mg ET q 3-5 mins

    • PEDI
    • .02 mg/kg IVP or IO (min single .1 mg max single 1 mg) q 5 mins max total .04 mg/kg

    • Symptomatic Bradycardia
    • ADULT
    • 0.5 mg IVO q 3-5 mins max total .04 mg/kg

    • PEDI
    • .02 mg/kg IVP or IO (min single .1 mg max single 1 mg) q 5 mins max total .04 mg/kg

    • Organophosphate Poisoning
    • ADULT
    • 2 mg IVP q 5 mins prn

    • PEDI
    • .05-.1 mg/kg IV/IM (min single .1 mg max and max single 5 mg) q 2-5 mins prn
  9. Pharmacokinetics
    • Absorption= 2-4 mins IV
    • Half-life=2-3 hours

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