Atropine sulfate belongs to a class of drugs called antimuscarinic drugs. Atropine injection is administered before anesthesia to diminish mucus discharges like salivation. Atropine is also utilized to help keep the heart beating normally. Atropine sulfate is likewise used to reverse the effects brought about by certain drugs and various pesticides.
Atropine is an anticholinergic drug that hinders the reactions of the sphincter muscle of the iris and the accommodative muscle of the ciliary body in the eye to cholinergic stimulation, further leading to eye dilatation and paralysis of accommodation.