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Atropine Sulfate 600 micrograms in 1ml solution for injection (ampoules)
Atropine Sulfate 600 micrograms in 1ml Solution for injection
(Referred to as Atropine Solution for injection in this leaflet)
1. What Atropine Solution for injection is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you are given Atropine Solution for injection
3. How Atropine Solution for injection is given
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Atropine Solution for injection
6. Contents of the pack and other information
This leaflet contains a summary of the information available for this medicine. You should ask your doctor or nurse if you are unsure about any aspect of this medicine.
Atropine Solution for injection belongs to a group of medicines known as anticholinergics. These medicines are often used:
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before being given Atropine Solution for injection if:
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines including medicines obtained without prescription.
Other medicines which may interact with Atropine Solution for injection are:
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before you are given this medicine.
You should not drive or use machinery if you are affected by the administration of Atropine Solution for injection.
Your nurse or doctor will give you the injection.
Your doctor will decide the correct dosage for you and how and when the injection will be given.
Since the injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse, it is unlikely that you will be given too much. If you think you have been given too much, or you begin to feel your heart beating very fast, you are breathing quickly, have a high temperature, feel restless, confused, have hallucinations, or lose co-ordination you must tell the person giving you the injection immediately.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects have been reported.
Other Side effects include:
If you think this injection is causing you any problems, or you are at all worried, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse: This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme - website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children
You should not be given this medicine if it has passed the expiry date shown on the ampoule label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. The doctor or nurse will check that the product has not passed this date.
Do not store above 25°C.
The active ingredient is Atropine Sulfate 0.06% w/v.
The other ingredients are sodium chloride and water for injections. It may also include sodium hydroxide and sulfuric acid.
Atropine Solution for injection is a clear, colourless solution supplied in 1ml, (Type I) clear glass ampoules. The ampoules are supplied to your pharmacist or doctor in packs of 10.
Product Licence Number: PL 01883/6169R
This leaflet was last revised in: September 2018
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