First of all let’s try to understand what is scopolamine from the medical point of view. Scopolamine (known also as “zombie drug” and it is almost simultaneous with the Columbian drug "Devils Breath") is widely used with a medical purpose, because its main function is being a great anticholinergic.
You should also know that the effects of scopolamine are numerous. Among them: decreasing the fluids’ secretion, pupils’ dilatation, relieving nausea and motion sickness’ dizziness. But usually it is used for the patients recovering after surgeries and from the consequences of anesthesia.
Scopolamine is a great medicine which is used for treatment of such diseases as parkinsonism, irritable bowel syndrome, spastic muscle states, diverticulitis and many others.
However, more often nowadays this effective medicine is used for non-medical purposes.
Let’s talk about some precautions connected with scopolamine.
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Scopolamine 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 using scopolamine. In rare cases, unusual reactions to ordinary doses of scopolamine have occurred including confusion, agitation, rambling speech, hallucinations, paranoid behaviors, and delusions. In the case of such a reaction, stop using scopolamine and seek medical attention.
Do not use scopolamine without first talking to your doctor if you have:
- kidney disease,
- liver disease,
- an enlarged prostate,
- difficulty urinating,
- a stomach obstruction,
- heart disease,
- bladder problems, or
You may not be able to use scopolamine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Scopolamine is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether scopolamine will harm an unborn baby. Do not use scopolamine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether scopolamine passes into breast milk. Do not use scopolamine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Scopolamine is not recommended for use by children. Children are more sensitive to the side effects of scopolamine. Elderly individuals may be more likely to experience side effects from scopolamine.