Atropine Ophthalmic Preparations (Atrophate®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Atropine is used to dilate the eye. It may be used to reduce pain after eye injury or surgery in multiple species of animals. It may also be used in the treatment of certain types of glaucoma. Do not use in animals with primary glaucoma. Keep animals being treated out of bright light. If atropine gets into the mouth, the animal will often salivate. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences constipation, vomiting, an increase in body temperature, abnormal heart rates or rhythms, or has difficulty urinating while being treated with atropine ophthalmic preparations.

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Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.

If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

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