This medication is an antidote, prescribed for organophosphorous poisoning. But is not effective as an antidote for all types of pesticide poisonings.
Contraindications in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug and Carbamate pesticide poisoning.
Adult: IV/IM- Used in combination with atropine. The recommended dose is 1-2 g, repeat dose after 1 hour, then 8-12 hourly if needed.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein, muscle or under the skin.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of myasthenia gravis, kidney disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Monitor breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, kidney function regularly while taking this medication.
• It may cause drowsiness, blurred vision, or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Most Common : Blurred vision, double vision, impaired accommodation, dizziness, headache, drowsiness, nausea, muscle weakness, and fast heart rate.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (20°-25°C).