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Atropine
Class
antidysrhythmic
Atropine
Action
Blocks acetylcholine at parasympathetic neuroeffector sites on AV and SA nodes
Increases cardiac output and heart rate by blocking vagal stimulation
Atropine
Indications
Bradycardia <60 bpm
Atropine
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity
Atropine
precautions
CHF
doses less than the minimum may slow the heart rate
3rd degree heart block
Atropine
Route and dosage
IV Bradycardia 0.5 mg
Asystole or PEA IV 1mg 3-5min
max dose 0.3-0.4 mg/kg
Atropine
Adverse ractions and side effects
Tachycardia, paradoxical slowing in 3rd degree block
Atropine
Supply
1mg in 10ml preload