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atropine (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine)?

Do not take atropine if you have

  • kidney disease;
  • a blockage of your urinary tract (difficulty urinating);
  • a blockage in your intestines, severe ulcerative colitis, or ulcerative colitis complicated by toxic megacolon;
  • glaucoma; or
  • myasthenia gravis.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have

You may not be able to take atropine, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

It is not known whether atropine will harm an unborn baby. Do not take atropine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether atropine passes into breast milk. Do not take atropine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine)?

Take atropine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Store atropine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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