Key points

  • We recommend to consult your poison centre with the use of this antidote.
  • In the event of intoxication with organophosphorus, atropine will not reverse nicotinic effects, such as muscle weakness and fasciculations.
  • Tachycardia is not a contraindication to the use of atropine in the context of organophosphorus (including insecticides and nerve agent, such as sarin, VX, etc.) or with carbamates poisoning.
  • Other antidote to consider: Pralidoxime, benzodiazepines

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ISSN : 2292-230X

Authors: Bailey B, Blais R, Dubé PA, Friesen M, Gaudreault P, Gosselin S, Laliberté M, Larocque A, St-Onge M

Reviewers: Elliott A, Mackenzie C, Murphy N, Letarte A, Pursell R, Thompson M, Yarema M

Last updated : 2022-12-13