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atropine - oral, Sal-Tropine (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking atropine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to belladonna alkaloids (e.g., scopolamine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: glaucoma, a certain eye disorder (synechiae), asthma.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease), difficulty urinating (e.g., due to enlarged prostate), Down's syndrome, spastic paralysis or brain damage (in children), myasthenia gravis, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), liver disease, kidney disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, bowel disease (e.g., paralytic ileus, diarrhea), stomach/esophagus problems (e.g., ulcers, acid reflux disease).This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.This medication can decrease sweating. To prevent heatstroke, avoid becoming overheated in hot weather, in saunas, and during exercise/other strenuous activities.Contact lens wearers may need to use appropriate lubricating solutions if this medication causes dry eyes.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug.Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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