Atropine

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Jgernns
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209289
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Atropine
Updated:
2013-03-24 21:12:42
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Atropine
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  1. Action
    • Blocks acetycholine receptors
    • Increases heart rate
    • decreases gastrointestinal secretionns
  2. Indications
    Hemodynamically significant bradycardia

    Organophosphate poisoning
  3. Contrainducations
    None in the energency setting
  4. Precautions
    • Dose of 3mg not be exceed expect in in cases of organophosphate poisoning
    • Tachycardia
    • Hypertension
  5. Dosage

    Routes
    Bradycardia 0.5mg every 3-5 mins to a max of 3.0mg

    Orgnophosphate poisoning- 2-5mg or more

    IV
  6. Side effects
    • Palpitations
    • Tachycardia
    • Headace
    • Dizziness
    • dry mouth
    • anxiety
    • blurred vision
  7. Peds dose
    • Bradycardia-.02mg/kg (mimimum of 0.1mg)
    • max single dose of .5mg

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