Atropine

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Hypersalivation – what are the treatment alternatives to glycopyrronium and hyoscine?

This Medicines Q&A outlines possible alternatives to hyoscine hydrobromide and glycopyrronium in the treatment of non drug-induced hypersalivation, e.g. botulinum toxin, amitriptyline, atropine (eye drops… Administering Amitriptyline Atropine Benzatropine Botulinum A toxin Cisapride Dosing Glycopyrronium Hyoscine (base) Hyoscine hydrobromide Ipratropium Metoprolol Modafinil Neurological disorders Piracetam Propranolol Publications Ranitidine Rotigotine Trihexyphenidyl

Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

genericWockhardt UK Ltd

Wockhardt UK Ltd
generic
Tablets 600 micrograms
R2 · Red 2Drug is not suitable for CAs due to theoretical reasons that cannot be mitigated.
Unsuitable
Atropine effloresces on exposure to dry air and is slowly affected by light.
6 November 2015

Lactation Safety Information

As GI antispasmodic

As GI antispasmodic
Propantheline; Mebeverine
No published evidence of safety
Low levels anticipated in milk due to the drug’s properties
Short-term use unlikely to affect lactation. However, long-term use may theoretically carries higher risk than other anticholinergics due to the drug’s properties. See summary for further information on anticholinergic affects
31 July 2020

For premedication and bradycardia

For premedication and bradycardia
Low levels anticipated in milk due to the drug's properties
No published evidence of safety
31 July 2020

For ophthalmic use

For ophthalmic use
Tropicamide as diagnostic, Homatropine or cyclopentolate for longer-term use
Short-term use as a diagnostic considered to pose negligible risk, although has very long (7 days) duration of action
Longer-term use has theoretical risks – see summary
31 July 2020