Atropine is an anticholinergic drug that inhibits acetylcholine interaction with muscarinic receptors in the peripheral tissues and central nervous system, including the secretory glands, iris, bronchial muscles, gut, and heart. Atropine eliminates bradycardia by decreasing vagal activity, thus raising heart rhythm. It also increases bronchodilation by reducing respiratory system fluids and calming the bronchial smooth muscles. By paralyzing the ciliary muscles and suppressing circular pupillary sphincter muscular contraction necessary for adjustment, topical atropine on the eyes causes cycloplegia and mydriasis.
Use this medication precisely as recommended by your physician. Follow the prescription of your doctor carefully.
The medication dose your physician has given is based on your condition, other medications or food supplements you may take, and your reaction to treatment. To diminish your risks for adverse effects, don’t increase your dosage, take it regularly, or take it as instructed by your physician. Adverse events may still happen even at usual prescription dosages.
If your physician requests you to use this drug consistently, use it regularly to get the most benefits from it. To make you remember it better, take it at a fixed time every day.
Your doctor may need to modify your dosages to ease your symptoms or if you develop adverse reactions.
If you have any inquiries with regards to information, ask your physician or pharmacist.