demecarium bromide-ophthalmic solution, Humorsol (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, brow ache, or temporary burning or stinging may occur initially. These effects should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication. If they persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after applying eye drops. Use caution if driving or performing duties requiring clear vision. This medication may cause your eyes to be sensitive to bright light. Wear sunglasses. Inform your doctor if you develop: changes in vision, eye pain, sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, increased urination or salivation, irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: asthma, epilepsy, heart disease, low or high blood pressure, myasthenia gravis, overactive thyroid, Parkinsonism, stomach problems, urinary tract trouble, other eye problems. Avoid exposure to insecticides. Some types of insecticides may alter the effectiveness of this medication. This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Because of the potential of serious harm to a nursing infant, breast-feeding should not be undertaken while using this drug.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: anticholinergics (e.g., drugs used to lessen abdominal cramps), antihistamines, antidepressants, carbamazepine, disopyramide, cyclobenzaprine, quinidine, ipratropium inhaler, medication for motion sickness, flavoxate, oxybutynin, procainamide, drugs used for myasthenia gravis. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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