Atropine

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Lhernandez
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278115
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Atropine
Updated:
2015-01-27 02:02:35
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pharmacologygroup2 LVAPEC
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Drug Profiles,Pharmacology Group 2
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Atropine drug profile
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  1. Atropine Class
    Parasympatholytic(Anticholinergic)
  2. Atropine Mech
    • Increase heart rate in hemodynamically significant bradycardia(accompanied by hypotension, sob, c/p, AMA, CHF and or shock)
    • Blocks acetylcholine receptors,inhibiting parasympathetic stimulation.
    • Effects are primarily chrontropic, almost no inotropic effects
    • Antidote for organophospate poisoning
  3. Atropine Indication
    • Hemodynamically significant brady with a pulse
    • Organophosphate poisoning
  4. Atropine Contraindication
    PEA or asystole cardiac arrest
  5. Atropine Dosage
    • Adult- 0.5 mg IV repeat every 3-5min max 3mg
    • Peds- 0.02mg/kg minimum 0.1mg max single dose 0.5mg
  6. Atropine Adverse
    • Blurred vision
    • Dilated pupils
    • Dry mouth
    • Tachy
    • Drowsiness
    • Urinary retention
    • Confusion

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