Atropine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Atropine?

(A troe peen)

• This medicine is used to treat eye irritation.

• This medicine is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome.

• This medicine is used to treat ulcer disease.

• This medicine is used to treat certain poisonings.

• In surgery, this medicine is used to decrease secretions such as saliva.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you are a male with problems urinating, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Be careful in hot weather. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling lightheaded,...

 
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