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 if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), 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 (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.
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