When should you not take atropine?

When should you not take atropine?

When should you not take atropine?

Who should not take ATROPINE SULFATE?

  • overactive thyroid gland.
  • myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder.
  • closed angle glaucoma.
  • high blood pressure.
  • coronary artery disease.
  • chronic heart failure.
  • chronic lung disease.
  • a change in saliva secretion.

What do you monitor with atropine?

Monitor for signs and symptoms of atropine toxicity (eg, fever, muscle fasciculations, delirium); if toxicity occurs, discontinue atropine and monitor closely.

What symptoms do you expect after intoxication with atropine?

Locomotor difficulties, disorientation, hallucinations, delirium, confusion, agitation, coma, and central depression can occur and may last 48 hours or longer. In instances of severe atropine intoxication, respiratory depression, coma, circulatory collapse, and death may occur.

How long does it take for atropine to wear off?

How long do the effects of the atropine last? The blurred vision, caused by the atropine, will last for approximately seven days after the last instillation. The dilated pupil may remain for as long as 14 days.

How much atropine is fatal?

In extreme toxicity, circulatory collapse secondary to respiratory failure may occur after paralysis and coma. Ten milligrams or less may be fatal to a child, while there is no known adult lethal dose. All Datura plant species have endogenous atropine and other assorted anticholinergic alkaloids.

What is atropine an antidote for?

Atropine and pralidoxime is a combination medicine used as an antidote to treat poisoning by a pesticide (insect spray) or a chemical that interferes with the central nervous system, such as nerve gas.

What is the half life of atropine?

Atropine is incompletely metabolised in the liver and is excreted in the urine as unchanged drug and metabolites. About 50% of the dose is excreted within 4 hours and 90% in 24 hours. The elimination half-life is about 2 to 5 hours.