Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before administering atropine sulfate.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided as it can cause drowsiness or blurry vision.
Do NOT use atropine injection if you:
- Have glaucoma, asthma, or tachycardia;
- Are allergic to atropine;
- Have prostate or digestion problems.
Patients should use of atropine sulfate during pregnancy or breast feeding with caution. Consult your doctor or health care professional before administering atropine sulfate injection.
Your physician will prescribe your exact dose and advise you how often it is administered. Do not exceed what they advise. Usual dose for adults is: 0.4 to 0.6mg for antimuscarinic uses. Doses for children vary by weight ranging from 0.1 to 0.6mg. Doses less than 1.2mg are usually enough to treat bradycardia in adults.
Atropine can be poisonous in high doses and can be incapacitating at doses greater than 10mg. Avoid drugs and foods that make you sleepy. Effects of drowsiness can be worsened when taking alcohol, allergy medications, and narcotics.
Atropine increases photosensitivity of eyes, so it is important to wear sunglasses. Also, try to avoid the sun as much as possible to avoid heatstroke. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with atropine sulfate infection.
Be sure to keep atropine sulfate injection away from the reach of children and do not share the medication with others. Atropine sulfate injection should be only used as prescribed by your doctor.