What may interact with Atropine?
-barbiturates, like phenobarbital
-medicines for mental problems and psychotic disturbances
-medicines for Parkinson''s disease
-some medicines for congestion, cold, or allergy
-stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake
What should I tell my health care provider before I take Atropine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-heart disease, or previous heart attack
-an unusual or allergic reaction to atropine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using Atropine?
Side effects may occur even though you are no longer using this medicine. Contact your doctor or health care professional if you are still experiencing side effects after several days.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
Avoid extreme heat. This medicine can cause you to sweat less than normal. Your body temperature could increase to dangerous levels, which may lead to heat stroke.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
If you are using this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.