ATROPEN Auto-Injector atropine
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Brand Name: ATROPEN Auto-Injector
Generic Name: ATROPINE
Drug Type: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
Dosage Form: INJECTION
Data Current As Of: 2019-09-16
FOR USE IN NERVE AGENT AND INSECTICIDE POISONING ONLY
CAUTION! PRIMARY PROTECTION AGAINST EXPOSURE TO CHEMICAL NERVE AGENTS AND INSECTICIDE POISONING IS THE WEARING OF PROTECTIVE GARMENTS INCLUDING MASKS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS USE.
INDIVIDUALS SHOULD NOT RELY SOLELY UPON ANTIDOTES SUCH AS ATROPINE AND PRALIDOXIME TO PROVIDE COMPLETE PROTECTION FROM CHEMICAL NERVE AGENTS AND INSECTICIDE POISONING.
SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION AFTER INJECTION WITH ATROPEN®.
A STERILE SOLUTION FOR INTRAMUSCULAR USE ONLY
indications & usage
The ATROPEN® Auto-Injector is indicated for the treatment of poisoning by susceptible organophosphorous nerve agents having cholinesterase activity as well as organophosphorous or carbamate insecticides. The ATROPEN ® Auto-Injector should be used by persons who have had adequate training in the recognition and treatment of nerve agent or insecticide intoxication. Pralidoxime chloride may serve as an important adjunct to atropine therapy.
The ATROPEN ® is intended as an initial treatment of the muscarinic symptoms of insecticide or nerve agent poisonings (generally breathing difficulties due to increased secretions); definitive medical care should be sought immediately. The ATROPEN® Auto-Injector should be administered as soon as symptoms of organophosphorous or carbamate poisoning appear (usually tearing, excessive oral secretions, wheezing, muscle fasciculations, etc.). In moderate to severe poisoning, the administration of more than one ATROPEN® may be required until atropinization is achieved (flushing, mydriasis, tachycardia, dryness of the mouth and nose). (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION ) In severe poisonings, it may also be desirable to concurrently administer an anticonvulsant if seizure is suspected in the unconscious individual since the classic tonic-clonic jerking may not be apparent due to the effects of the poison. In poisonings due to organophosphorous nerve agents and insecticides it may also be helpful to concurrently administer a cholinesterase reactivator such as pralidoxime chloride.
In the face of life-threatening poisoning by organophosphorous nerve agents and insecticides, there are no absolute contraindications for the use of atropine (see WARNINGS ).
drug abuse & dependence
Atropine possesses no known potential for dependence.
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