Which medications in the drug class Anticholinergic Agents are used in the treatment of Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity?

Updated: Jan 04, 2021
  • Author: B Zane Horowitz, MD, FACMT; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Anticholinergic Agents

Atropine, an anticholinergic medication, works by blocking muscarinic acetylcholine receptors. Use of this drug theoretically lets the sympathetic characteristics of the autonomic nervous system prevail over the parasympathetic system. This action increases cardiac chronotropy.

Atropine IV

This agent blocks muscarinic acetylcholine receptors. It increases the heart rate and dries secretions.


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