You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to atropine or to similar medicines such as dicyclomine (Bentyl®), glycopyrrolate (Robinul®), or scopolamine (Transderm Scop®). You should not use this medicine if you have asthma, glaucoma, (or eye problems that could lead to glaucoma), prostate problems, or a stomach disorder called pyloric stenosis.
Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
Take the medicine 30 minutes to 1 hour before meals, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
If a dose is missed:
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are using ambenonium (Mytelase®).
Dry mouth that is caused by this medicine can be made worse if you are also using other medicines that cause dry mouth. These would include medicines to treat depression, Parkinson's disease, motion sickness, cold or allergy symptoms, or stomach problems.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have heart disease, heart rhythm problems, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, or a lung disorder or breathing problems. Tell your doctor if you have a colostomy or ileostomy.
This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
It may be easier for you to have heat stroke while you are using this medicine. Avoid over-exerting yourself when you are in a hot environment. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.