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What should I know about hyoscyamine sulfate extended release tablets?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered

    Before taking hyoscyamine sulfate extended release tablets it's important to discuss how it works to treat your symptoms, and its possible side effects. It's important to tell your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions:

    • congestive heart failure, heart disease, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat disorder, 
    • hiatal hernia associated with GERD, or overactive thyroid conditions.

    Before taking hyoscyamine sulfate, it's important to know that it's not known whether it can affect a fetus. If you are pregnant or become pregnant while taking hyoscyamine sulfate extended release medication, tell your doctor right away. Extended release medications like hyoscyamine are designed to release medication slowly into the body, providing long-term relief of symptoms. Do not chew, crush, or break the tablet before swallowing it. Do not open an extended release capsule and pour the medication into fluid! Doing so can be dangerous; this medication needs to be absorbed by the body slowly. Hyoscyamine can interact with other medications. Tell your doctor about any medication (over-the-counter or prescription) that you are taking, before using hyoscyamine sulfate tablets.

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