About Atropine Sulphate Solution
Atropine is anticholinegic used topically to relieve pain and spasm of the iris caused by corneal ulcers, uveitis (inflammation inside the eye), and other painful conditions of the eye. Other related drugs include scopolamine and isopropamide. Atropine acts on the parasympatheric nervous system by blocking the transmission of acetylcholine, a chemical that excites or inhibits certain activities, such as pupil dilation and constriction. The effect of atropine is the paralysis of the sphincter muscle of the eye, resulting in pupil dilation.
Who's Atropine Sulphate Solution For?
- Used topically to relieve pain and spasm of the iris
- Used to dilate the pupil before and after certain ocular surgical procedures, such as removal of the lens
- Also used to dilate the pupil when the interior of the eye is inflamed
Side Effects and Warnings
- Atropine should not be used in pets with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.
- Pets with, or predisposed to, glaucoma should not be given atropine
- Atropine should not be used in cases of lens luxation (when the lens separates from its attachments within the eye)
- Repeated use of Atropine can cause a substantial decrease in tear production
- Atropine may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is taking could interact with atropine
- Atropine solution is poorly tolerated in cats and some dogs. It has a bitter taste, and if the medication drains into the mouth, it may result in profuse salivation
- Consult your veterinarian regarding any allergies your pet may have, and any other side effects of this medication
Atropine Sulphate Solution Directions
Use as directed by your veterinarian