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What is AtroPen?

AtroPen is a ready-to-use pre-filled syringe, with attached needle, containing atropine. It is intended for use by trained personnel to treat poisoning by organophosphorous nerve agent or insecticide. It works by blocking the action of acetylcholine, a natural chemical that increases to dangerous levels when a person is poisoned. Signs of such a poisoning are runny nose, drooling, sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, difficulty breathing, drowsiness, confusion, abdominal cramps and seizures. This medication is given as an intramuscular injection. It is usually administered as a first line of treatment; proper hospitalization or other care should be sought for additional treatment.

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