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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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What are the side affects of the atropine eye drops?

What are the side affects of the atropine eye drops?

Dilation/blurring: Atropine is a powerful mydriatic (dlator) and cycloplegic (paralyzes focusing muscles). It has both therapeutic and diagnostic uses in the field op ophthalmology. Atropine will dilate the pupil and paralyze near focusing muscles for as long as two weeks. It is often used to treat uveitis, treat amblyopia in a child and obtain a true cycloplegic refraction in a child. ...Read more

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How long the effect of pupil dilatation lasts if atropine drops?

How long the effect of pupil dilatation lasts if atropine drops?

Days to weeks: Atropine is the longest acting of the dilating drops and the effects can last up to two weeks. In addition to dilating the pupil it can cause blurred near vision. This will all go away once the drop wears off. ...Read more

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How often and for how long should I be taking Atropine drops for iritis? When should the discomfort and light sensitivity go away?

How often and for how long should I be taking Atropine drops for iritis? When should the discomfort and light sensitivity go away?

Depends: You probably are seeing an ophthalmologist (I hope not an optometrist) for this potentially serious medical condition. Atropine helps by relaxing the internal eye muscles and also helping to prevent internal adhesions (synechia) between the iris and the lens. Atropine helps as long as the inflammation continues which depends mostly on the response to steroids which I assume you are also taking. ...Read more

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Does atropine eye drop make face red?

Does atropine eye drop make face red?

It can: Atropine eyedrop can cause facial flushing. Be careful not to get it anywhere but in the eye. Other side effects include increases heart rate, reduced salivation and other secretions. ...Read more

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I am taking Atropine drops for iritis, is it normal to have a bad taste in my mouth after taking the drops? The taste causes me to gag.

I am taking Atropine drops for iritis, is it normal to have a bad taste in my mouth after taking the drops? The taste causes me to gag.

Yes, and use another: Technique of placing your finger on your lower puncta (opening to tear duct) to reduce it going down your nose into your throat. That might help! ...Read more

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Dr. Prescribed several eye drops including atropine for pain caused by increased eye pressure but I've heard atropine is not good for glaucoma.

Dr. Prescribed several eye drops including atropine for pain caused by increased eye pressure but I've heard atropine is not good for glaucoma.

Different type: Glaucoma of the classic type (open angle) requires medication and sometimes surgery. Glaucoma termed "acute" is due to an anatomical issue in the eye which can be precipitated by pupillary dilators such as atropine. Your eye doctor has no doubt ruled this out as a possibility so that Atropine in your case would be safe to use. ...Read more

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How long can pupil dilatation lasts in patients who have used the atropine eye drops?

How long can pupil dilatation lasts in patients who have used the atropine eye drops?

Up to 2 weeks: Atropine can cause pupillary dilation for up to 2 weeks. Eye drops typically used during examination have a shorter duration of effect lasting for a few to several hours depending on the exact drug and concentration used and individual responses to the drug ...Read more

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Can atropine drops correct an eye that has peripheral vision loss from a hemispherectomy?

Can atropine drops correct an eye that has peripheral vision loss from a hemispherectomy?

Not really: Remember that the visual loss does not originate in the eye (think of a normal video camera as the eye) but in the brain (think of a bad video cable sending only half the message). Opening up the lens aperture wider does not send an image through the defective portion of the cable. ...Read more

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Atropine dialating eye drops. I had 3 drops put in each eye from eye doc. Was that too much? & I also think I may have had a drop fall into mouth?

Atropine dialating eye drops. I had 3 drops put in each eye from eye doc. Was that too much? & I also think I may have had a drop fall into mouth?

Are you sure?: Atropine is rarely used as a dilating agent for eye exams. It lasts for days with a single drop. Call the eye doctor to determine what drop was used and to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Do you know if atropine eye drops can control or keep myopia from increasing? My daughter's nearsightedness is getting worse and the optometrist suggested she use atropine eye drops to slow it down.

Do you know if atropine eye drops can control or keep myopia from increasing? My daughter's nearsightedness is getting worse and the optometrist suggested she use atropine eye drops to slow it down.

Learned something!: At first glance I questioned the soundness of this advice but upon research it appears this is an acceptable approach now in Pediatric near nearsightedness. Just be sure to keep your follow up appointments to monitor the medications effect.

http://eyeworld. Org/article-atom-trials-find-atropine-eye-drops-reduce-myopia-progression ...Read more

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What are harmful effects of hCG sublingual drops in men, at 100ml daily for 30 days?

What are harmful effects of hCG sublingual drops in men, at 100ml daily for 30 days?

Illegal: These products have been found void of any real benefit, unproven and hence dangerous and fraudulent. ...Read more

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What can be done for people who have a difficult time upping allergy shot dose due to local reaction? Lower dose? Repeat 1 dose often? Sublingual drops?

What can be done for people who have a difficult time upping allergy shot dose due to local reaction? Lower dose? Repeat 1 dose often? Sublingual drops?

Depends: At least 2 studies showed that lowering the dose due to local reaction actually leads to more reactions. On the other hand, one must balance the discomfort against the potential gains. I would ask the patient to take an antihistamine about 2 hrs prior to see if this helps. The next question is whether the dose should be raised any further if there has been sufficient improvement. ...Read more

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Pernicious anemia & foot drop:am taking sublingual methylcobalamin, it's improving a bit (have some mobility), how long will recovery take?

Pernicious anemia & foot drop:am taking sublingual methylcobalamin, it's improving a bit (have some mobility), how long will recovery take?

Neuropathy: Sounds like you may be suffering from a peripheral neuropathy caused by B12 deficiency. This tends to effect the longest nerves therefore the end of legs and arms. If it causes problems with the wires (axons) it can take 6-24 months to recovery if it can recover at all. May be some residual weakness even after maximal improvement. ...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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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 are the side effects of atropine in an overdose?

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

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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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

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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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Are there any risks of getting atropine in my eyes?

Are there any risks of getting atropine in my eyes?

Atropine in eye: Atropine drops paralyze the the muscles in the eye that help with focusing the eye. Atropine will prevent these muscles from working and also cause the pupil to dilate. The result will be blurred vision and sensitivity to light. The effect of Atropine can last up to a couple of weeks. Atropine is toxic and should be kept away from small infants and children and pets. ...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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What's the difference between the effects of lidocaine, dopamine and atropine?

Drug comparison: These three drugs are completely different drugs in different classes and with different side effects. They aren't even related to one another. ...Read more