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Trade name

Atropine

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Class

Parasympatholytic, anti-cholinergic

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Mechanism of Action

Clocks acetylcholine at parasympathetic neuroeffector sites, increases cardiac output, heart rate by blocking vagal stimulation in the heart; dies secretions by blocking cages nerve

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Indications

Symptomatic bradycardia, cholinergic crisis/ organophosphate poisoning

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Contraindications

Glaucoma, acute narrow angle glaucoma, second degree AVB type II and complete heart block (third degree AVB)

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Adverse Effets

Tachydysrhythmias, ventricular irritability, exacerbation/ initiation of angina

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Incompatibilities/ Drug interactions

sodium Bicarb

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Routs of Administration

Fast IV/IO

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Onset of Action

Onset immediate, Peak 1-2 minutes, duration 2-6 hrs

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Adult dose

0.5 mg IV/IO every 3-5 minutes as needed to max of 3mg

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Pediatric dose

0.02 mg/kg IV/IO minimum 0.1 mg: max single dose 0.5mg

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Special considerations

Pregnancy Category C
Antihistamines, phenothiazines, and tricyclic anti depressants can enhance effect of Atropine

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Protocols used

A-9 Bradyarrhythmias
A22a Overdose
B-5 Pediatric Brady Arrhythmias
E-19 Rapid sequence induction
E-24 weapons of mass destruction