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

(ed roe FOE nee um & A troe peen)

• Edrophonium is used to return function to muscles after surgery.

• Atropine is used to prevent the side effects of edrophonium such as slow heartbeat.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have a slow heartbeat, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have an enlarged prostate, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have myasthenia gravis, talk with healthcare provider.

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

• 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?

• Slow heartbeat.

• Nasal congestion.

• Dry mouth. Frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Difficulty breathing. Slow breathing, shallow...

 
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