ATROPINE SULFATE 600 MICROGRAMS TABLETS
Active substance(s): ATROPINE SULPHATE
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Atropine Sulfate 600
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The name of your medicine is Atropine Sulfate
600 Micrograms Tablets. In the rest of this
leaflet it is called Atropine Tablets.
In this leaflet:
1. What Atropine Tablets are and what they
are used for
2. Before you take Atropine Tablets
3. How to take Atropine Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Atropine Tablets
6. Further information
1. WHAT ATROPINE TABLETS ARE AND
WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
Atropine Sulfate is a drug which relaxes the
muscle wall of the intestines (an
antimuscuranic drug). It is used to treat
problems of the digestive tract.
Atropine Tablets are used in the treatment of
some types of indigestion, irritable bowel
syndrome (IBS) and a type of inflammation of
the large intestine (diverticular disease).
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE ATROPINE TABLETS
Do not take Atropine Tablets if you:
• are allergic to atropine sulfate or any of the
other ingredients contained in Atropine
Tablets (see list under heading ‘What
Atropine Tablets contain’ in section 6)
• are a man suﬀering from problems with
your prostate gland
• have acute paralysis of the bowel
• are suﬀering from a narrowing of the lower
opening of the stomach (pyloric stenosis)
• have an eye disease called glaucoma
(increased pressure in the eyes)
• are intolerant to, or unable to absorb some
sugars such as galactose
• have myasthenia gravis (a speciﬁc muscle
disorder), except in particular situations
under the careful supervision of your doctor.
Speak to your doctor before taking
Atropine Tablets if you have any of the
• Down’s syndrome
• urinary problems
• heart problems
• a rapid pulse
• inﬂammation of the colon (ulcerative colitis).
If you suffer from heartburn, taking these
tablets may worsen your condition.
Taking other medicines
Taking another medicine while you are taking
Atropine Tablets can affect how it or the other
medicine works. Please inform your doctor or
pharmacist if you are taking or have recently
taken any other medicines, even those you may
have bought yourself without a prescription.
Please check with your doctor if you are taking
any of the following (or any other medication):
• medicines used to control heart rhythm
(e.g. disopyramide and mexiletine)
• antidepressants, used to treat depression
(e.g. amitriptyline and MAO inhibitors)
• antihistamines, used to treat allergies
• medicines used to prevent feeling sick and being
sick (e.g. metoclopramide and domperidone)
• medicines used to treat mental disorders
(e.g. chlorpromazine, clozapine)
• medicines used in the treatment of
Parkinson’s disease (levodopa, amantadine)
• antiviral medicines used to treat some virus
• ketoconazole, used to treat fungal infections
• medicines used in the treatment of angina
which you take by placing under the tongue
(e.g. glyceryl trinitrate)
• phenylephrine eye drops, used for sore eyes
or to dilate the pupils for eye examinations.
If you have any doubts about whether you
should take this medicine then discuss
matters with your doctor before taking it.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You should let your doctor know if you are
pregnant, wish to become pregnant or if you
are breast-feeding or wish to start
breast-feeding before you take this medicine.
Taking Atropine Tablets with food and drink
Atropine Tablets should be taken with food or
Driving and operating machines
Atropine Tablets can affect your vision or you
become giddy or feel unsteady. If affected you
should not drive or operate machinery.
Important information for patients who
have an intolerance to some sugars
If you have been told by your doctor that you
have an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this medicinal
product, as it contains lactose.
3. HOW TO TAKE ATROPINE TABLETS
Your doctor will decide the dose which is best
for you. Always follow your doctor’s
instructions completely, and also follow any
special instructions or warnings which appear
on the label which the pharmacist has put on
the package. If you do not understand, or are
in any doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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Atropine Tablets should not be taken if they
show signs of deterioration such as
Do not store above 25°C
Store in the original container or package in
order to protect from light and moisture. Do
not transfer the tablets to another container.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Atropine Tablets contain
The active ingredient in Atropine Tablets is
Atropine Sulfate. Each tablet contains
600 micrograms of the active ingredient.
Other ingredients are maize starch, lactose,
magnesium stearate and stearic acid.
What Atropine Tablets look like and
contents of the pack
Atropine Tablets are white circular tablets
which are unmarked or marked with CP on
They are available in polypropylene or
polyethylene containers containing 28 tablets.
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Wockhardt UK Ltd, Ash Road North, Wrexham,
LL13 9UF, UK
Manufacturer: CP Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
Ash Road North, Wrexham, LL13 9UF, UK
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Like many medicines Atropine Tablets may
cause side effects in some patients,
particularly when treatment is ﬁrst started,
although not everybody gets them. Side
effects may occur more often in children and
Common side effects include:
• a dry mouth
• feeling thirsty
• problems swallowing
• eye problems including large pupils
• a dislike of bright light
• blurred vision
• pain in the eyes
• skin dryness
• palpitations and problems with your heart
• problems passing urine
• bronchial problems and cough
Rare side effects include:
• sickness, indigestion, giddiness and
• fever, confusion (particularly in older
people) and rashes
• chest pains caused by increased gastric
• glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes)
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme
5. HOW TO STORE ATROPINE TABLETS
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this
Unless instructed diﬀerently, take your tablets
with food or water.
The usual dose for adults is 0.6mg to 1.2mg,
which is equivalent to one to two tablets,
taken at night time.
Children and the elderly
A reduced dose may be given to children and
If you take more Atropine Tablets than you
If you accidently take too many tablets
contact your doctor or pharmacist or nearest
hospital casualty department. Take this leaflet
and any remaining tablets with you to show
the doctor or pharmacist.
If you take too much Atropine you will get
severe blurring of vision, very dry mouth, and
dizziness or drowsiness.
If you miss a dose of Atropine Tablets
If you forget to take a dose, take another as
soon as you remember. If it is almost time for
your next dose, then do not take the next
dose at all. Do not take a double dose to make
up for a forgotten tablet.
If you stop taking Atropine Tablets
You should continue to take Atropine Tablets
for as long as your doctor tells you to. Do not
stop taking the medicine without talking to
your doctor ﬁrst.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.