What happens if I miss a dose (Atreza, Sal-Tropine)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Atreza, Sal-Tropine)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of a atropine overdose include headache; nausea; vomiting; dry mouth; difficulty swallowing; blurred vision; dilated pupils; hot, dry skin; dizziness; drowsiness; confusion; anxiety; seizures; weak pulse; and an irregular heartbeat.
What should I avoid while taking atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Atropine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, avoid these activities.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking atropine.
Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather. Atropine increases the risk of heat stroke because it causes decreased sweating.
What other drugs will affect atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine)?
Many other drugs may increase the side effects of atropine. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- belladonna (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare); or
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine).
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with atropine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about atropine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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