Sublingual atropine drops for the treatment of pediatric sialorrhea

Title

Sublingual atropine drops for the treatment of pediatric sialorrhea

Creator

Rapoport A

Publisher

Journal Of Pain And Symptom Management

Date

2010

Description

Excess oral secretions or sialorrhea is a common problem affecting children and adults with neurological disorders, as well as those approaching the end of life because of a variety of underlying illnesses. Systemic anticholinergic medications are often prescribed in an attempt to improve quality of life and reduce complications; yet, response rates are variable, and a sizable proportion of patients discontinue these drugs as a result of intolerable side effects. This report describes the successful use of a local treatment, sublingually delivered ophthalmic atropine drops, to reduce sialorrhea in a child receiving palliative care. In addition, medical evidence for the safety and efficacy of traditionally prescribed systemic medications for the treatment of pediatric sialorrhea is reviewed.
2010

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

783-788

Issue

5

Volume

40

Citation

Rapoport A, “Sublingual atropine drops for the treatment of pediatric sialorrhea,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 22, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14374.

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