What is Atropine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Sal-Tropine

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Atropine is an anticholinergic agent used to inhibit salivation and secretions. The injectable form is also used to treat the symptoms of sinus bradycardia (slow heart beat), other cardiac conditions and as an antidote for certain insecticides and nerve agents. It is also available in eye drops.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Excess saliva 24 7
Drooling 4 2
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 2 0
General health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Atropine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 1
Jumpy feeling 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Atropine

Dosage Patients
1 drop(s) twice daily 1
2 drop(s) daily 1
1.2 mg twice daily 1
2 drop(s) five times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Atropine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who’ve stopped taking Atropine

Duration

Currently taking Atropine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Atropine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 2
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2 patient evaluations for Atropine

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froginmadison
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froginmadison
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See froginmadison's full Atropine history

Apr 22, 2011 (Started Feb 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: changed to the scalopine patch
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Yummygirl
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Yummygirl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: none
I have:
ALS

See Yummygirl's full Atropine history

Jan 18, 2010 (Started Jan 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just didn't work
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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