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What is the definition or description of: Atropine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Atropine overdose?

Atropine overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Potential O/D symptoms include " palpitation, dilated pupils, difficulty in swallowing, hot dry skin, thirst, dizziness, restlessness, tremor, fatigue and ataxia. Toxic doses lead to marked palpitation, restlessness & excitement hallucinations, delirium & coma. Depression & circulatory collapse occur only with severe " > ...Read more

Atropine Overdose (Definition)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Potential O/D symptoms include " palpitation, dilated pupils, difficulty in swallowing, hot dry skin, thirst, dizziness, restlessness, tremor, fatigue and ataxia. Toxic doses lead to marked palpitation, restlessness & excitement hallucinations, delirium & coma. Depression & circulatory collapse occur only ...Read more


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Does atropine overdose cause convulsions?

Atropine OD: It's hard to guess the circumstances surrounding this question, but if you suspect Atropine overdose in someone, get immediate medical help as it can be life threatening. That said, Atropine overdose can cause seizures as well as the anticholinergic toxidrome of delirium, hallucinations, fever, flushing, blurred vision, constipation, inability to pee, and sometimes coma. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is a weak opiate which could, in a worse case scenario. Kill you in an overdose. The patient should go immediately to an emergency room via ambulance where they have airway management and resuscitation capability to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

Lomotil overdose: Early overdose symptoms may include dry skin, dry mouth or nose, blurred vision, restless feeling, feeling too warm or cold, tingly feeling, and a fast heart rate. Progressing symptoms of an atropine and diphenoxylate overdose include weakness, pinpoint pupils in the eyes, weak or shallow breathing, fainting, or coma. Ref: http://www. Rxlist. Com/lomotil-drug/patient-avoid-while-taking. Htm ...Read more

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What are health problems caused by a lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

What are health problems caused by a lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is an opiate and as such can cause nausea, vomiting, itching, constipation, sleepiness, and respiratory arrest resulting in death in an overdose situation. Treatment is immediate transport to an er via ambulance with airway support and resuscitation capability. ...Read more

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Can children be given atropine injections?

Can children be given atropine injections?

Yes: The use of this drug is common in some clinical settings, like before surgery. It is safe and effective when used in the appropriate setting. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of atropine in an overdose?

Atropine: Atropine has drying effects, leading to constipation, dry skin, blurred vision, dry skin, fever, dry mouth, etc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of atropine if taken an overdose?

Anticholinergic: Atropine overdose leads to anticholinergic symptoms, like dry mouth, urinary retention, constipation, decreased bowel sounds, flushing or reddening of the skin, fever and disorientation. ...Read more

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HI have taken 2 lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) with no effect, so now took One loperamide. I also want to take a pepto. Need to sleep! Is it safe? I don't want to overdose.

HI have taken 2 lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) with no effect, so now took One loperamide. I also want to take a pepto. Need to sleep! Is it safe? I don't want to overdose.

Diarrhea: I presume you are suffering from diarrhea or IBS. Do not mix medicines. Also be aware that Pepto Bismol will turn your stool black. If you use lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) take one every 4 hrs for a full day before switching. If it lasts longer than 3 days see your doctor ...Read more

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What is the therapeutic dosage range of atropine?

What is the therapeutic dosage range of atropine?

Atropine: Depends on the age & what it is used for. For example, for heart block in children it is started at 0.01-0.03mg. Per kg. Intravenous, and for adult it is 0.4-1mg. For other uses, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I wanna know whether atropine injection is high alert or not?

? Question: Not sure what your question is here, but atropine injections are often used in critical situations. ...Read more

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Dosage of atropine for op poisoning?

Dosage of atropine for op poisoning?

Not an issue for: Self treatment. Please consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. If by op you mean opiate, Atropine is not a proper treatment. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with atropine injections?

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What side effects are associated with atropine injections?

Atropine: Atropine has drying effects, leading to constipation, dry skin, blurred vision, dry skin, fever, dry mouth, etc. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the atropine to wear off and my pupils to shrink back to normal size?

How long will it take for the atropine to wear off and my pupils to shrink back to normal size?

Atropine for eyes: The duration of action for Atropine can last up to two weeks. If vision is blurred, protect eyes from bright light & do not drive or operate dangerous machinery until the atropine's effects have worn off. Many eye docs do not use Atropine because of this long duration of action. ...Read more

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Please explain why is atropine contraindicated in pediatrics?

Please explain why is atropine contraindicated in pediatrics?

It's not: It's not contraindicated. We use it for emergency cases quite often. ...Read more

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How does atropine work on your eyes?

How does atropine work on your eyes?

Dilates & relaxes it: Atropine is a long-acting drop that temporarily both dilates the pupil and paralyzes the focusing muscle. Its effect can last a week or more. It is used in inflammatory conditions of the eye, like uveitis, to increase comfort and promote healing. With great care it is also used to assist in determining the need for glasses in children. Children with crossed eyes are often examined after using it. ...Read more

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Can pupils stay dilated permanently with atropine?

Can pupils stay dilated permanently with atropine?

Usually not: The effects of Atropine usually wear off after several hours. It is unusual for pupils to be permanently dilated. However, if you have had surgery as you have indicated, that may affect the way that the pupils respond or the duration of response to atropine. ...Read more

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Why would someone on hospice be prescribed Atropine oral drops?

Why would someone on hospice be prescribed Atropine oral drops?

Dry secretions: Atropine drops help dry up secretions that a patient is unable to clear on their own. Secretions can pool in the throat and cause the breathing to become noisy. Those noisy breathing can be unsettling to the families. The patient in hospice may be aware or not of the secretions ...Read more

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Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) - any side effects?

Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) - any side effects?

Yes: Diarrhea is a mechanism for body to remove toxins out of the body. Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) keeps toxins & infection inside so prolongs illness. ...Read more

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How could lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) aka lonox be abused?

How could lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) aka lonox be abused?

Its like Demerol...: Here's a helpful link for more info: http://www. Drugaddictiontreatment. Com/types-of-addiction/prescription-drug-addiction/lomotil-abuse/ ...Read more

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What are atropine injections used for?

What are atropine injections used for?

Antidote: In my case, it would be an antidote to anti-cholinergic medications. For example, if a patient takes too much Tensilon, Atropine can be given to counter act the medication. ...Read more

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Who should not use atropine injections?

Who should not use atropine injections?

Atropine injections: "Conditions in which inhibition of postganglionic cholinergic nerves are undesirable, such as glaucoma and tachycardia. Also contraindicated in asthma, because the parenteral dose which might relieve asthma would have an excessive drying effect upon mucous plugs in the bronchi. Prostatic hypertrophy, while not a contraindication, requires special attention to signs of urinary retention." See: ...Read more

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What amount of atropine will cause problems?

What amount of atropine will cause problems?

Atropine: "Doses of 0.5 to 1 mg of Atropine are mildly stimulating to the central nervous system. Larger doses may produce mental disturbances; still larger doses are depressing. Death from Atropine poisoning, though rare, is usually due to paralysis of the medullary centers." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/atropine. Html ...Read more

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Can you take atropine with narcan (naloxone)?

Can you take atropine with narcan (naloxone)?

Yes, but why?: Anesthesiologist use these combination occasionally, but under very controlled circumstances. These would be dangerous medications to mix by non anesthesiology trained people ...Read more

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Can pregnant women be given atropine injections?

Can pregnant women be given atropine injections?

Atropine injections: Atropine injections are FDA Pregnancy category C. Benefit must outweigh risk to use. ...Read more

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Did they used to make diphenoxylate without atropine?

Did they used to make diphenoxylate without atropine?

Diphenoxylate: Crosses the blood brain barrier and is very addicting. It is manufactured in bulk as a schedule II narcotic then combined with other agents like Atropine to yield Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) which is a schedule V drug (less highly regulated) There are similar agents that are sold by themselves or also in combination. Yes, they used to just make it until they realized you could become seriously addicted. ...Read more

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