Side Effects

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:


  1. Confusion (especially in the elderly)
  2. dizziness, lightheadedness that continues, or fainting
  3. eye pain
  4. skin rash or hives

Incidence not known

  1. Cough
  2. difficulty with swallowing
  3. fast irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  4. fever
  5. hives or welts
  6. hoarseness
  7. irritation
  8. itching skin
  9. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  10. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  11. redness of the skin
  12. shortness of breath
  13. skin rash
  14. tightness in the chest
  15. trouble with breathing
  16. wheezing

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  1. Constipation
  2. decreased sweating
  3. dryness of the mouth, nose, throat, or skin

Less common or rare

  1. Bloated feeling
  2. blurred vision
  3. difficult urination
  4. difficulty with swallowing
  5. drowsiness
  6. false sense of well-being
  7. headache
  8. increased sensitivity of eyes to light
  9. loss of memory
  10. nausea or vomiting
  11. redness or other signs of irritation at the place of injection
  12. trouble with sleeping
  13. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  2. inability to have or keep an erection
  3. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  4. loss of taste

For patients using scopolamine:

After you stop using scopolamine, your body may need time to adjust. The length of time this takes depends on the amount of scopolamine you were using and how long you used it. During this period of time check with your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects:

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.