atropine - oral, Sal-Tropine (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually every 4 to 6 hours as needed or as directed by your doctor.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, the dosage is also based on weight.Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Blurred vision, widened pupils, headache, constipation, dry mouth/nose/throat, decreased sweating, dizziness, and drowsiness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.If you need to relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., hallucinations, confusion), hot/dry skin, weakness, vision changes, eye pain/redness, fast/irregular heartbeat, difficulty urinating, difficulty swallowing, voice changes (e.g., hoarseness).A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Back to Medications Index
Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox FREE!