Atropine Sulfate Martindale

Atropine Sulfate Martindale Dosage/Direction for Use





Medreich Kali
International Med
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
The nurse or doctor will give the injection.
The doctor will decide the correct dosage and how and when the injection will be given.
Pre-operative medication: Adults: By the intravenous route: 300 - 600 micrograms immediately before induction of anaesthesia.
By the intramuscular or subcutaneous route: 300 - 600 micrograms, one hour before induction of anaesthesia.
Children: By the subcutaneous route 30 minutes before induction of anaesthesia.
Premature infants: 65 micrograms.
Children up to 3kg: 100 micrograms.
Children 7-9kg: 200 micrograms.
Children 12-16kg: 300 micrograms.
Children 20-27kg: 400 micrograms.
Children 32kg: 500 micrograms.
Children 41kg: 600 micrograms.
By the intramuscular route 30-60 minutes before induction of anaesthesia.
Alternative dosage statement for children over 1 year: 10-20 micrograms/kg 30-60 minutes before induction of anaesthesia.
As an antidote to cholinesterase inhibitors: Adults: 2mg, preferably IV.
Children: 50 micrograms/kg IV or IM.
Repeat dose every 5-10 minutes until signs of atropinisation appear.
As an antidote to organophosphate pesticides and in mushroom poisoning: Adults: 2mg IV or IM.
Children: 50 micrograms/kg IV or IM.
Repeat dose every 10-30 minutes until muscarinic signs and symptoms subside.
Reversal of effects of non-depolarising muscle relaxants: Adults: 0.6 - 1.2 mg given IV in conjunction with neostigmine methyl-sulfate.
In cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Adults: 3mg IV once.
Children: 20 micrograms/kg IV once.
In arrhythmias: Bradycardia, particularly if complicated by hypotension, 300 micrograms IV initially, increasing to 1mg if necessary.
Method of administration: Atropine sulfate 600 micrograms in 1ml solution for injection is administered by intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous injection.
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