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Atropine Psychosis Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Atropine is a drug obtained from belladonna that is administered via injection, eye drops, or in oral form to relax muscles by inhibiting nerve responses. Used to dilate the pupils and as an antispasmodic. It can produce a psychotic condition named atropine psychosis characterized by dry mouth, blurred vision, forgetfulness, and difficulty with urination triggered by atropine and the anticholinergic effects of other drugs, particularly anti-psychotic medications. The treatment is to reduce or stop the medication.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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