ATROPINE SULPHATE INJECTION BP 600MCG/ML
Active substance(s): ATROPINE SULPHATE
Atropine Sulfate 600 micrograms in 1ml Solution for injection
(Referred to as Atropine Solution for injection in this leaflet)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using
this medicine because it contains important information
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
• If you have any further questions, please ask your
doctor 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.
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
This leaflet contains a summary of the information
available for this medicine. You should ask your doctor
or nurse if you are unsure about any aspect of this
1. What Atropine Solution for injection is
and what it is used for
Atropine Solution for injection belongs to a group of
medicines known as anticholinergics. These medicines
are often used:
• before general anaesthesia to reduce saliva
• to restore normal heartbeat during a cardiac arrest
• as an antidote to some insecticides and in
• In combination with other drugs to reverse the effect
of muscle relaxants used during surgery.
2. What you need to know before you are
given Atropine Solution for injection
You should NOT be given Atropine Solution for
• you are allergic to Atropine sulfate or to any of the
other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
• 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
• you suffer from pyloric stenosis (a narrowing of the
opening that takes away food from your stomach).
• you suffer from paralytic ileus (your intestine stops
• you suffer from ulcerative colitis – a disease of the
colon and rectum.
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
Solution for injection are:
• medicines to treat psychosis or depression.
• amantadine (a medicine for Parkinson’s disease)
• antihistamines (medicines used to treat hayfever
• medicines to regulate your heart (disopyramide and
• ketoconazole (a medicine to treat fungal infections).
• medicines that you take by allowing them to dissolve
slowly in your mouth – atropine may cause your
mouth to become dry, making it more difficult for
these medicines to dissolve.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may
be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice before you are given
Driving and using machines
You should not drive or use machinery if you are
affected by the administration of Atropine Solution for
3. How Atropine Solution for injection is
Your nurse or doctor will give you the injection.
Your doctor will decide the correct dosage for you and
how and when the injection will be given.
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
5. How to store Atropine Solution for
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.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them. The following side
effects have been reported.
Contact your doctor or nurse immediately if you get
any of the following:
• 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 breathing.
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
• coughing and bringing up phlegm ( bronchial
• changes in the way the heart beats (arrhythmias)
• heart condition ( atrioventricular block) after
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 0.06% w/v.
The other ingredients are sodium chloride and water
for injections. It may also include sodium hydroxide and
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
Mccarthy’s Laboratories Ltd, T/A Martindale
Pharmaceuticals. Bampton Road, Harold Hill, Romford,
RM3 8UG, UK.
Product Licence Number: PL 01883/6169R
This leaflet was revised in: August 2016
If you would like any more information, or would
like the leaflet in a different format, please contact
Medical Information at the above address.
If you think this injection is causing you any problems,
or you are at all worried, talk to your doctor, nurse or
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
100mm Measurement Verification Bar
100mm Measurement Verification Bar
PIL ATROPINE SULFATE 600MCG/
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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