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Please explain why is atropine contraindicated in pediatrics?

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Dr. Olga Nilova
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: It's not

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

In brief: It's not

It's not contraindicated. We use it for emergency cases quite often.
Dr. Olga Nilova
Dr. Olga Nilova
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Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Atropine

I would say we have better medications to use that are safer

In brief: Atropine

I would say we have better medications to use that are safer
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
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Dr. Jeffrey Seiden
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Misinformation

Atropine is not contraindicated for administration in certain situations.
However, we generally avoid atropine-containing medicines, such as anti-spasmodic medicines, because children are sensitive to the potential side effects of these meds.

In brief: Misinformation

Atropine is not contraindicated for administration in certain situations.
However, we generally avoid atropine-containing medicines, such as anti-spasmodic medicines, because children are sensitive to the potential side effects of these meds.
Dr. Jeffrey Seiden
Dr. Jeffrey Seiden
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dangerous

Because infants and adults metabolize substances differently.
Small amounts of Atropine can be fatal for infants.

In brief: Dangerous

Because infants and adults metabolize substances differently.
Small amounts of Atropine can be fatal for infants.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Not contrindicated

Atropin is not contraindicated as it is used for bradycardia associated with increased vagal tone like the one produced by intubation or AV Block may be treated with atropine in emergency situation The dose of atropine for pediartic resuscitation is 0.
02 mgm/kgm to be administerd rapidly and may be repeated after 5 minutes

In brief: Not contrindicated

Atropin is not contraindicated as it is used for bradycardia associated with increased vagal tone like the one produced by intubation or AV Block may be treated with atropine in emergency situation The dose of atropine for pediartic resuscitation is 0.
02 mgm/kgm to be administerd rapidly and may be repeated after 5 minutes
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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