Scopolia

How does Scopolia work?

Scopolia contains several chemicals which are similar to prescription medications, including hyoscyamine, atopine, and scopolamine. These chemicals relax muscles lining the digestive and urinary tracts.

Are there safety concerns?

Scopolia is UNSAFE. There is only a small difference between a beneficial dose and a poisonous dose, and products vary in concentrations of chemicals. Early symptoms of poisoning include reddened skin, and dry mouth. Other symptoms include high body temperature, vision problems, difficulty urinating, and constipation. Taking large amounts of scopolia can cause restlessness, compulsive speech, and hallucinations, followed by breathing problems, and death.

Do not take scopolia if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have heart problems such as heart failure or rapid, irregular heartbeat.
  • You have Down syndrome.
  • You have a fever.
  • You have difficulty urinating.
  • You have narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • You have hiatal hernia or heartburn (esophageal reflux disease).
  • You have digestive tract conditions including constipation, stomach ulcers, stomach or intestinal infections, ulcerative colitis, enlarged colon (toxic megacolon), or blockage of the digestive tract.

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