'Use extreme caution': Man's death prompts warning on atropine eye drops

Perth man died from ingesting a toxic amount of the medication prescribed to treat hypersalivation

The TGA is advising "extreme caution" when prescribing off-label atropine eye drops to treat hypersalivation, following the death of a Perth man who ingested a toxic quantity of the medication.

The man died in 2014 after ingesting 6-8ml of atropine, which is more than 50-100 times the expected therapeutic dose.