FAQs ABOUT ATROFINE
Can ATROFINE be used to treat emergency conditions?
Yes. [GBNKEYWORD can be used during emergency conditions like cardiac arrest to restore normal heartbeat. It can also be used treat poisoning caused due to insecticides or mushrooms.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking ATROFINE?
Patients receiving ATROFINE must inform their doctor about their pre-existing disease conditions such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, angina, chronic heart failure glaucoma, inflammation of the stomach and intestines or blockade in the gut. Drink plenty of water or fluid after receiving ATROFINE, as it may lead to increased dryness of mouth. Avoid concomitant use of other heart medicines with ATROFINE without consulting your as it may increase the risk of side effects.
Can ATROFINE be given via tracheal route?
Yes. ATROFINE can be given into the trachea (via an endotracheal tube) if necessary. It must be administrated only the doctor or nurse and cannot be self-administered. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and suitable route of administration for you depending upon the severity of your condition.
Can ATROFINE cause an increase in heart rate?
Yes. ATROFINE is known to increase heart rate and is used to restore your heart rate during emergency conditions like cardiac failure. ATROFINE should be used with caution in patients with high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and angina. Consult your doctor before receiving.
Can ATROFINE cause high blood pressure?
Yes. ATROFINE restores normal heartbeat by increasing the blood pressure and so, it must be used with caution among patients having heart diseases like high blood pressure, chest pain or heart attack. Consult your doctor before receiving.
Can ATROFINE be used on infants?
ATROFINE is generally not recommended for use in very young children. Your doctor might suggest a low dose depending upon the child’s age and body weight. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
Can ATROFINE cause dry skin?
Yes. ATROFINE can cause dry skin in some individuals. It is caused due to decreased secretion of sweat (anhidrosis). Patients who received ATROFINE are advised to keep their skin hydrated always. Apply moisturizer generously to affected dry areas of the skin. Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Consult your doctor for advice if you experience excessive skin dryness.
Does ATROFINE make your mouth dry?
Yes. ATROFINE can cause dry mouth in some individuals. Drink plenty of water and fruit juices. Consume soft foods with higher water and fiber content. Artificial saliva can also be used in case of extreme dryness of mouth. Consult your doctor if you experience dryness of mouth for prolonged period.