What is atropine used for?
Atropine is used to help reduce saliva, mucus, or other secretions in your airway during a surgery. Atropine is also used to treat spasms in the stomach, intestines, bladder, or other organs. Atropine is sometimes used as an antidote to treat certain types of poisoning.
What is diphenoxylate atropine used for?
Diphenoxylate and atropine combination is used along with other measures (eg, fluid and electrolyte treatment) to treat severe diarrhea. Diphenoxylate helps stop diarrhea by slowing down the movements of the intestines.
Are Imodium and Lomotil the same?
No. Lomotil and Imodium are not the same. Although they work in similar ways, Lomotil can only be obtained with a prescription. Imodium can be purchased over the counter.
Why do doctors give dopamine?
Dopamine is used to treat certain conditions that occur when you are in shock, which may be caused by heart attack, trauma, surgery, heart failure, kidney failure, and other serious medical conditions.
Can dopamine be given IV push?
Dopamine is given by intravenous (IV) infusion. Low dose: 1 to 5 mcg/kg/minute IV to increase urine output and kidney blood flow. Intermediate dose: 5 to 15 mcg/kg/minute IV to increase kidney blood flow, cardiac output and contractility, and heart rate.
Does atropine decrease blood pressure?
Atropine in clinical doses counteracts the peripheral dilatation and abrupt decrease in blood pressure produced by choline esters. However, when given by itself, atropine does not exert a striking or uniform effect on blood vessels or blood pressure.
What class of drug is atropine?
Atropine may be used alone or with other medications. Atropine belongs to a class of drugs called Anticholinergic, Antispasmodic Agents.
Which is stronger Imodium or Lomotil?
Lomotil and Imodium are both effective drugs to treat diarrhea. Some research has shown that there is no significant difference in effectiveness between the two. However, other studies have shown that Imodium is more effective and better tolerated.
Can I inject dopamine?
Dopamine is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection. Tell your caregivers if you feel any burning, pain, or swelling around the IV needle when dopamine injection is injected.