benztropine mesylate-injection, Cogentin (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: glaucoma, irregular heartbeat, urination problems, allergies (especially drug allergies). Alcohol can aggravate drowsiness. Limit alcohol use. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Because this medication appears in breast milk, consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Inform your doctor about all the medicine you use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially if you take other medicines that make you sleepy or give you dry mouth such as: tranquilizers (e.g., phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine), amantadine, digoxin. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include: dilated pupils, hot/dry/flushed skin, fast heartbeat, fast breathing.
NOTES: Do not share this product with others.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from sunlight.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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