As a parasympatholytic for use in horses, dogs and cats. As a partial antidote to organophosphorus poisoning.
Dosage and administration
As a parasympatholytic by subcutaneous injection:
Horses: 30-60 µg/kg
Dogs and cats: 30-50 µg/kg
As a partial antidote to organophosphorous poisoning:
A partial dose (a quarter) may be given by intramuscular or slow intravenous injection and the remainder given by subcutaneous injection.
Less severe cases:
The whole dose is given by subcutaneous injection.
25 to 200 µg/kg body weight repeated until clinical signs of poisoning are relieved.
Should not be used in patients with a known hypersensitivity (allergy) to atropine, in patients with jaundice or internal obstruction.
Adverse Reactions (frequency and seriousness).
Anticholinergic effects may be expected to continue into the recovery phase from anaesthesia.
Meat : 21 days.
Milk : 4 days.
Store below 25ºC, protect from light.