Atropine is commonly given as a premedication before general anesthesia to reduce secretions from the lungs and is also used as an emergency treatment for bradycardia (abnormally slow heartbeat).
Atropine is occasionally prescribed for its antispasmodic effects. It is sometimes combined with an antidiarrheal drug to relieve abdominal cramps accompanying diarrhea, and to treat motion sickness.
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