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Studies have shown low doses of Atropine, eye drops used to treat amblyopia (lazy eye), may slow down its progression.
Antibiotics are not usually needed, and anti-diarrhea meds such as loperamide (Imodium A-D and generic) and diphenoxylate with atropine (Lomotil and generic) do little to help and could hinder recovery.
An antidote, atropine, can be injected after exposure and is carried by medics in war zones where weapons of mass destruction are suspected.
Injections of atropine, if administered quickly after exposure, can counteract the lethal effects of VX.
Hospitals generally have atropine on hand; it is commonly used in much less drastic situations, like dilating pupils for eye exams.
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Origin and Etymology of atropine
First Known Use: 1820See Words from the same year
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