scopolamine solution - ophthalmic, Isopto Hyoscine (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using scopolamine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to atropine, other belladonna-type drugs, or benzalkonium chloride; or if you have any other allergies.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 (narrow-angle) or higher risk for developing glaucoma.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: brain damage or spastic paralysis in children, Down's syndrome, certain eye conditions (e.g., thinning cornea also known as keratoconus, or scarring between the cornea, iris, and lens).This drug may cause blurred vision. Your eyes may also become sensitive to light. Wearing dark sunglasses may help with the light sensitivity. These vision changes may last up to 7 days after use of scopolamine. This drug may also make you drowsy. 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.Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially the mental/mood effects.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: other anticholinergic medications (e.g., belladonna), antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine, meclizine), eye medications for glaucoma/increased pressure in the eye (e.g., carbachol, dorzolamide, pilocarpine), certain drugs for Parkinson's disease (e.g., anticholinergics such as benztropine, trihexyphenidyl).This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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