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Atropine Sublingual 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
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 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
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
Does anyone know if atropine drops can correct an eye that has peripheal vision loss from a hemispherectomy?
No: No eye drop or procedure can change the fact that half the brain has been removed. ...Read more
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
I took atropine eye drops to ease with corneal abrasion a week ago. Any meds I can take to make its dilating effects go away faster?
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
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?
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.
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
My baby has intermittent esotropia. She started with a yellow pussy eye for a week now. We were putting green atropine drops after started for eye test for refraction. Shortky after her other eye started. Just used warm cloth. What can I use for her eye?
Call eye doctor: I wonder if her eyes are infected from a contaminated eye dropper. Suggest you contact your eye doctor to find a solution. ...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?
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
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
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
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 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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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
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
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
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
It's not: It's not contraindicated. We use it for emergency cases quite often. ...Read more
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