ATROPINE SULPHATE INJECTION BP 400MCG/ML
Active substance(s): ATROPINE SULFATE
Atropine Sulfate 400 micrograms in 1ml Solution for injection
(Referred to as Atropine Solution for injection in this leaflet)
What is in this leaflet
1. What Atropine Solution for injection is and what it is
2. What you need to know before you are given
Atropine Solution for injection
3. How Atropine Solution for injection is given
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Atropine Solution for injection
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before being
given Atropine Solution for injection if:
• you have urinary difficulties
• you have heart failure
• you have had a heart attack
• you have had a heart transplant
• you have chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (a
condition where the airflow to your lungs is restricted
and you may cough and feel breathless)
• you have an overactive thyroid
• you have high blood pressure
• you have a fever
• you have diarrhoea
• you have reflux oesophagitis (heartburn)
Other medicines and Atropine Solution for
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are taking,
have recently taken or might take any other medicines
including medicines obtained without prescription.
Other medicines which may interact with Atropine
1. What Atropine Solution for injection is
Solution for injection are:
• medicines to treat psychosis or depression.
and what it is used for
• amantadine (a medicine for Parkinson’s disease)
• antihistamines (medicines used to treat hayfever
Atropine Solution for injection belongs to a group of
medicines known as anticholinergics.
medicines to regulate your heart (disopyramide and
These medicines are often used:
• before general anaesthesia to reduce saliva
• ketoconazole (a medicine to treat fungal infections).
• medicines that you take by allowing them to dissolve
• to restore normal heartbeat during a cardiac arrest
slowly in your mouth – atropine may cause your
• as an antidote to some insecticides and in mushroom
mouth to become dry, making it more difficult for
these medicines to dissolve.
• In combination with other drugs to reverse the effect
of muscle relaxants used during surgery.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may
2. What you need to know before you are
be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your
given Atropine Solution for injection
doctor or pharmacist for advice before you are given
You should NOT be given Atropine Solution for
Driving and using machines
• you are allergic to Atropine sulfate or to any of the
other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6). You should not drive or use machinery if you are
affected by the administration of Atropine Solution for
• you suffer from closed-angle glaucoma (a condition
that affects your eyes).
• you are a man with an enlarged prostate.
• you suffer from myasthenia gravis (weakness of
3. How Atropine Solution for injection is
• you suffer from pyloric stenosis (a narrowing of the
opening that takes away food from your stomach).
Your nurse or doctor will give you the injection.
• you suffer from paralytic ileus (your intestine stops
Your doctor will decide the correct dosage for you and
• you suffer from ulcerative colitis – a disease of the
how and when the injection will be given.
colon and rectum.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
using this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
• If you have any further questions, please ask your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
If you think you have been given too much Atropine
Solution for injection than you should be given:
Since the injection will be given to you by a doctor or
nurse, it is unlikely that you will be given too much.
If you think you have been given too much, or you
begin to feel your heart beating very fast, you are
breathing quickly, have a high temperature, feel
restless, confused, have hallucinations, or lose
co-ordination you must tell the person giving you
the injection immediately.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them. The following side effects have been
Contact your doctor or nurse immediately if you get any of
• Sudden life – threatening allergic reaction such as rash, itching
or hives on the skin, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other
parts of the body, shortness of breath, wheezing or trouble
Other Side effects include:
• blurred vision
• dry mouth with difficulty swallowing
• dilation of the pupils
• dryness of the skin
• slow heart beat followed by fast heart beat
• palpitations (you are aware of your heart beating)
• difficulty in passing urine or constipation
• confusion especially in the elderly or severe confusion
• coughing and bringing up phlegm ( bronchial plugs)
• changes in the way the heart beats (arrhythmias)
• heart condition ( atrioventricular block) after heart
If you think this injection is causing you any problems,
or you are at all worried, talk to your doctor, nurse or
5. Storing Atropine Solution for injection
Keep out of the sight and reach of children
You should not be given this medicine if it has passed
the expiry date shown on the ampoule label. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month. The doctor or
nurse will check that the product has not passed this
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep the ampoule in the outer carton in order to
protect from light.
6. Contents of the pack and other
What Atropine Solution for injection contains:
The active ingredient is Atropine Sulfate 0.04% w/v.
The other ingredients are sodium chloride and water
for injections. It may also include sodium hydroxide and
sulfuric acid to make a neutral solution.
What Atropine Solution for injection looks like and
contents of the pack:
Atropine Solution for injection is a clear, colourless
solution supplied in 1ml, Type I clear glass ampoules.
The ampoules are supplied to your pharmacist or
doctor in packs of 10.
The Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Macarthys Laboratories Ltd., T/A Martindale Pharma,
Bampton Road, Harold Hill,
Romford, RM3 8UG, UK
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Date of last revision:
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Medical Information at the above address.
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 - website:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects
you can help provide more information on the safety of
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PIL ATROPINE 400MCG/ML
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