Helps keep your heart rate stable after a heart attack or during surgery. Lowers the amount of body fluids inside your mouth and throat before a surgery. This keeps you from possibly choking on your saliva while you are unconscious. Also treats many other conditions such as problems with heart rhythm or bladder control, stomach or intestinal disorders, or certain types of poisoning.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have heart disease, asthma, or other lung problems. Tell your doctor if you have any stomach problems such as GERD, or intestinal problems such as ulcerative colitis or obstruction.
Older adults may be more likely to have some of the side effects of this medicine.