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Methscopolamine, an Anticholinergic Drug

Uses

Taking this medication can reduce abdominal pain associated with peptic ulcers, caused by excessive production of acids in the stomach.

IUPAC Name: [(1S,2S,4R,5R)-9,9-dimethyl-3-oxa-9-azonia tricyclo[3.3.1.02,4] nonan-7-yl] (2S)-3-hydroxy-2-phenylpropanoate

Drug Class: Anticholinergics

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Route of administration: Oral

This is a prescribed drug not an OTC drug

Drug Action Mechanism 

Methscopolamine, an anticholinergic medication, works by decreasing the gastric acid levels in the stomach and alleviate cramps, pain and discomfort. 

Precautions

It is advisable to consult a doctor or physician before taking this medication. 

  •   If the person is allergic to the drug or to other medications or have any other allergies, 
  •   If the person is taking any prescribed, non-prescribed or any herbal medications,   
  •  If the person is suffering from myasthenia gravis, blockage in the stomach or intestines, glaucoma, bowel obstruction, ulceration colitis, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), hepatic illness (liver disease), kidney disease, hypertension, cardiac disease, nervous disorders, diarrhea, asthma, hernia, abnormal heart rate.
  • Limit the usage of alcohol since it increases the chances of developing blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness. It may also cause a loss of alertness.
  • The adverse effects of this medication may affect elder people more severely.
  •  Consult a doctor if the person is pregnant or breastfeeding,
  • If patient has undergone any type of surgery i.e., eye or dental surgery.

Adverse Effects

Methscopolamine side effects includes dizziness, dry mouth, vision problem, drowsiness, constipation, bloating and fatigue.

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