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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-13

Comparative study of oral and intramuscular atropine sulphate as a premedicant in paediatric age group.

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L S Chaudhari

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The use of atropine sulphate in the paediatric age group as a premedicant orally in a dosage of 0.02 mg/kg body weight 70 minutes prior to surgery was found to be as effective as atropine sulphate given intramuscularly 35 minutes prior to surgery in a dosage of 0.01 mg/kg body weight. This avoids the unpleasant memory of needle prick; The duration of effect as studied in the normal healthy children not subjected to surgery was found to be 2 1/2-3 hours.

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2004 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
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