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Scopolamine methylbromide oral
METHSCOPOLAMINE - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

METHSCOPOLAMINE - ORAL

(meth-sko-PALL-uh-meen)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Pamine, Pamine Forte

Uses

This medication is used in combination with other drugs to treat peptic ulcers.

OTHER

Uses

This drug may also be used for stomach/intestinal spasms, to decrease salivation, to reduce stomach acid secretion and may be used for other purposes as determined by your doctor.

How To Use

Take as directed, usually 1/2 hour before meals and at bedtime. The dosage will depend on your condition and your response to this drug. Your dosage may be adjusted by your doctor. Do not take bigger doses or more frequent doses than prescribed by your doctor.

Side Effects

Constipation, dry mouth, trouble urinating, nausea or dizziness may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Unlikely to occur but report: increased pulse, diarrhea, eye pain, vision problems. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Before taking this drug tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: glaucoma, all eye problems, heart disease, enlarged prostate, stomach/intestinal disease, liver disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, drug allergies. Because this drug decreases sweating, heat stroke or fever may occur if you are exposed to high temperatures. Since this medication may cause drowsiness, use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or operating machinery. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug. Use cautiously. 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 drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you use, especially of: antidepressants (tricyclic type), MAO inhibitors (e.g., phenelzine, linezolid, tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid, selegiline, furazolidone), quinidine, amantadine, antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), other anticholinergics, potassium chloride supplements, antacids, absorbent-type anti-diarrhea medicines (e.g., kaolin-pectin), phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine, promethazine). 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. Symptoms of overdose may include unusually dry mouth; excessive thirst; nausea; vomiting; difficulty breathing; blurred vision; dilated pupils; flushed, hot, dry skin; muscle weakness; unusual dizziness or drowsiness; restlessness; disorientation; and seizures.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take 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-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat, sunlight and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom.