Atropine-induced Psychosis. An Unusual Complication of Therapy With Inhaled Atropine Sulfate

Chest. 1980 Dec;78(6):891-3. doi: 10.1378/chest.78.6.891.

Abstract

An acute organic brain syndrome occurred in a patient being treated with inhaled atropine sulfate. Immediate reversal of the patient's mental status was achieved with intravenous administration of physostigmine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Aerosols
  • Asthma / drug therapy
  • Atropine / administration & dosage
  • Atropine / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Physostigmine / therapeutic use
  • Substance-Related Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / drug therapy

Substances

  • Aerosols
  • Atropine
  • Physostigmine