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Atropine

ATROPINE
(atropine sulfate) Solution

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1% is a sterile topical anticholinergic for ophthalmic use. The active ingredient is represented by the chemical structure:

Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution Structural Formula Illustration

Chemical Name: Benzeneacetic acid, α-(hydroxymethyl)-, 8-methyl-8-azabicyclo[3.2.1.]oct-3-yl ester, endo –(±)-, sulfate (2:1) (salt), monohydrate.

Molecular Formula: (C17H23NO3) •H2SO4•H2O

Molecular Weight: 694.83 g/mol

Each mL of Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution USP, 1% contains: Active: atropine sulfate 10 mg equivalent to 8.3 mg of atropine. Inactives: benzalkonium chloride 0.1 mg (0.01%), dibasic sodium phosphate, edetate disodium, hypromellose (2910), monobasic sodium phosphate, hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide may be added to adjust pH (3.5 to 6. 0), and water for injection USP.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/30/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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