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- What are anticholinergic drugs?
- What diseases and conditions do anticholinergic (antispasmodic) drugs treat?
- What are examples of prescription anticholinergic (antispasmodic) agents available in the US?
- Anticholinergic activity drugs
- Antispasmodic medications
- Overactive bladder (OAB) medications
- Antidepressant medications
- Muscle relaxants
- Motion sickness medications
- Gastrointestinal medications
- Respiratory medications
- What are the side effects of anticholinergic (antispasmodic) drugs?
- Who should not use anticholinergic (antispasmodic) medications?
- What drugs interact with anticholinergic (antispasmodic) drugs?
- What about taking anticholinergics (antispasmodic) during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
What about taking anticholinergics (antispasmodic) during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Most of the available anticholinergic medications have not been adequately studied in pregnant women. Patients who are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant should consult with their doctor before starting a regimen that contains anticholinergic medications.
Many drugs can enter human milk and cause unwanted side effects in the nursing baby. Therefore, all medications should be used cautiously in nursing mothers. The prescribing information for each drug should be consulted for recommendations about use while breastfeeding.
Clinical Pharmacology [database online]. Tampa, FL: Gold Standard, Inc.; 2009.
Drugs with Anticholinergic Activity. Prescriber's Letter 2011; 18 (12):271233.
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