Scopolamine usage has been shown to cause some mild side effects. Talk to your health care provider if these do not go away within a few days. If you begin to experience more serious effects, seek medical attention immediately.
Common side effects reported from scopolamine use include:
- Dry mouth
- Sleepiness/ drowsiness
- Dilated pupils
- Dryness or soreness of the throat
Serious side effects include:
- Blurred vision
- Changes in vision
- Eye pain
- Agitation/ restlessness
- Difficulty with speaking
Seek medical attention right away if you begin to notice any of these symptoms. These are signs of a serious adverse reaction and medical treatment is required.
As with all prescription medication, inform your doctor of any medical conditions you are currently managing. Tell them about any and all medication, prescription drugs, and supplements you are taking before starting treatment with scopolamine. Scopolamine can interact with substances in the body, causing potentially serious adverse reactions.
Let them know if you have glaucoma, difficulty with urination, high protein levels in the urine, or any psychotic disorders. You should also inform your provider if you have or have had heart, kidney, or liver disease.
Scopolamine can cause drowsiness. Because of this, you should not operate a motor vehicle or heavy machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
Finally, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant before starting treatment with scopolamine. If you become pregnant while taking scopolamine, inform your health care provider immediately. Do not take this medication if you are currently breastfeeding.