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What precautions should I take when using atropine?

If you are using atropine as your doctor prescribed for eye pain, be sure to wash your hands really well with soap and water before you apply it. Try not to touch the end of the eye dropper or tube to anything, especially your eye. Whichever form you use, you should apply it to the lower part of your eye as you pull the bottom eye lid down. Wash your hands well after applying the drops or ointment.

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