Generic Name: atropine (injection) (AT roe peen)
Brand Name: AtroPen
What is AtroPen?
AtroPen is used to help reduce saliva, mucus, or other secretions in your airway during a surgery. This medicine is also used to treat spasms in the stomach, intestines, bladder, or other organs.
AtroPen is sometimes used as an antidote to treat certain types of poisoning.
AtroPen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Before you receive AtroPen, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions or allergies, and all the medicines you are using. Also make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Before taking this medicine
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
asthma or other breathing disorder;
a heart rhythm disorder;
liver or kidney disease;
a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines).
In an emergency, you may not be able to tell caregivers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Make sure any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your baby knows you received AtroPen.
How is AtroPen given?
AtroPen is injected into a muscle, under the skin, or as an infusion into a vein. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Because you will receive AtroPen in a clinical setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Since AtroPen is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while receiving AtroPen?
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.
AtroPen side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregivers right away if you have:
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
feeling restless or excited;
tremors, problems with balance or muscle movement;
increased thirst, hot and dry skin;
a severe skin rash.
Common side effects may include:
dry mouth, nose, or throat;
dry eyes, blurred vision, your eyes may be more sensitive to light;
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect AtroPen?
AtroPen can make it harder for your body to absorb other medicines you take by mouth. Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially mexiletine.
Other drugs may affect AtroPen, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
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