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Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.





Atropine is used to treat a variety of stomach and intestinal tract disorders such as peptic ulcers, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, colitis, or pancreatitis. Atropine is also used to control bed-wetting and frequent urination, prevent motion sickness, treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms, Parkinson's disease, asthma and poisonings due to certain insecticides or plants.

How To Use

Take this medication 30 minutes before meals. It is recommended to drink plenty of fluids while using this medication unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Take this medication as prescribed. Do not increase the dose or take it more frequently without consulting your doctor.

Side Effects

This medication may cause flushing of the face, problems sleeping, headache, blurred vision, drowsiness, increased sensitivity to light, constipation, dry mouth, reduced sweating or thirst. If these symptoms persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: confusion, tremors, fast/irregular heartbeat, difficulty urinating. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: heart problems, glaucoma, stomach/abdominal/intestinal problems, prostate or urinary problems, contact lens wear, allergies (especially drug allergies). Because this medication can cause drowsiness, use caution when driving or performing tasks requiring alertness. Atropine reduces sweating which can lead to heat stroke in hot weather. Use caution engaging in strenuous activity during hot weather. Contact lens wearers may need to use appropriate lubricating solutions if this medication causes dry eyes. Elderly patients should use this medication with caution because they may be more sensitive to its effects. Children should use this medication with caution because they may be more sensitive to its effects. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Atropine may be excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all the medicines you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of: antacids, digoxin, phenothiazines (e.g., chlopromazine), antihistamines (found in many cough/cold medicines), ketoconazole, potassium supplements, medications for Parkinson's disease, certain heart medicines (e.g., disopyramide, procainamide, quinidine), tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include: unusually dry mouth, excessive thirst, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, blurred vision, dilated pupils, flushed/hot/dry skin, muscle weakness, unusual dizziness or drowsiness, restlessness, disorientation, seizures. seizures.


Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.

Medical Alert

Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).