GENERIC NAME: HYOSCINE (SCOPOLAMINE) - INJECTABLE (HI-oh-seen)
USES: Hyoscine is used to treat certain intestinal or bladder/urinary problems (e.g., cramps, spasms, renal or biliary colic). It works by relaxing the smooth muscle that is causing the spasms. This injectable form of hyoscine may also be used before certain medical procedures (e.g., endoscopy) to relax the smooth muscle of the stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal tract).
HOW TO USE: Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Inject this medication into a vein (IV), into a muscle (IM), or under the skin (SC), over 1 minute as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.
SIDE EFFECTS: Dry mouth, nausea, and diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: vision changes, trouble urinating, trouble breathing, unusually fast heartbeat. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: dizziness or lightheadedness. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: This medication is not recommended for use if you have the following medical conditions: myasthenia gravis, certain eye problems (e.g., glaucoma), prostate problems (e.g., BPH with urinary obstruction), certain heart problems (e.g., angina, tachycardia), certain stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., megacolon, stenotic lesions). Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: other prostate problems, other heart problems (e.g., arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, CHF), certain other stomach problems (e.g., reflux disease/GERD), any allergies. This drug may make you dizzy or cause vision problems; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: antihistamines (e.g., chlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine), certain antidepressants (tricyclics such as amitriptyline or nortriptyline), quinidine, amantadine, disopyramide, dicyclomine, metoclopramide, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), adrenalin-like drugs (e.g., ephedrine, pseudoephedrine). 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: irregular heartbeat, reddened skin, drowsiness.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor your progress.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not freeze.
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