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Atropine (Atro-pen )

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Atropine (Atro-pen )

What is the Generic Name for Atro-pen?

Atropine

What is the Trade Name for Atropine?

Atro-pen

What are the Indications of Atropine (Atro-pen )?

  • Decreases oral and respiratory secretions
  • Treats sinus bradycardia and heart block
  • Treatment of bronchospasm

What are the Actions of Atropine (Atro-pen )?

Atropine is an anticholinergic which means that it inhibits the effects of the parasympathetic nervous system, specifically acetylcholine. This inhibition causes increase in HR, bronchodilation, decreased GI and respiratory secretions.

What is the Therapeutic Class of Atropine (Atro-pen )?

Antiarrhythmic

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Atropine (Atro-pen )?

Anticholinergic, antimuscarinic

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Date Published - Jan 28, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 24, 2016

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.