This medication is a muscarinic anticholinergic agent, prescribed for peptic ulcer in combination with other medicines and also used in anesthesia as preoperative medication. It reduces acid and saliva secretions.
Contraindicated in patients with glaucoma, trouble urinating (eg, bladder neck obstruction), certain stomach or bowel problems (eg, stomach or bowel blockage, bowel muscle problems, severe ulcerative colitis, toxic megacolon), certain esophagus problems (eg, achalasia, reflux), or myasthenia gravis, and hypersensitivity.
IV/IM: Peptic Ulcer: 100mcg/kg, 3 to 4 times/day. In anesthetic: 4mcg/kg over 1hr.
It comes as a solution for injection, administered by a healthcare provider.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of pregnancy, breastfeeding, heart disease, increased level of thyroid hormone, liver or kidney impairment, enlarged prostate, diarrhea, fever, children and elderly people.
It may cause ileus (abruption of gastrointestinal motor activity) or megacolon in patients with ulcerative colitis.
Patient may develop dizziness or drowsiness; avoid driving a car or operating machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcoholic beverages.
Use appropriate solution if you are wearing contact lenses while taking this medication.
Dry mouth, difficulty in urinating, headaches, diarrhea and constipation.
Central Nervous System: Drowsiness, dizziness, problem in sleeping, headache, confusion and nervousness.
Heart: Irregular heart beat, cardiac arrest, high/low blood pressure and prolonged QT interval.
Skin: Itching, rash, redness and dry skin.
Respiratory: Respiratory arrest.
Gastrointestinal: Nausea; vomiting and loss of taste.
Hypersensitivity: Severe allergic reactions including anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions and hives.
Miscellaneous: Fever and decreased sweating.
Potentially Fatal : Severe anaphylaxis.
Avoid hot environments.
Injection: Store at 20-25°C. Store it at room temperature and in airtight container.
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