Atropine

Chemical formula: C₁₇H₂₃NO₃  Molecular mass: 289.369 g/mol  PubChem compound: 174174

Active ingredient description

Atropine is an antimuscarinic agent which competitively antagonises acetylcholine at postganglionic nerve endings, thus affecting receptors if the exocrine glands, smooth muscle, cardiac muscle and the central nervous system.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
A03BA01 Atropine A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A03 Drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders → A03B BELLADONNA AND DERIVATIVES, PLAIN → A03BA Belladonna alkaloids, tertiary amines
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S01FA01 Atropine S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01F Mydriatics and cycloplegics → S01FA Anticholinergics
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
ISOPTO ATROPINE Ophthalmic solution FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/PLR
ATROPINE Eye drops Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
ATROPINE Tablet Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
ATROPINE Solution for injection Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

3D molecular structure

3D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 55-48-1
DrugBank Drug: DB00572
KEGG Drug: D00113
PubChem Compound: 174174
RxNorm Ingredient: 1223
SNOMED-CT Concept: 372832002
Atropine (substance)
UNII Identifier: 7C0697DR9I
ATROPINE

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