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Who should not take pilocarpine hydrochloride?

Your doctor may not want you to take pilocarpine hydrochloride if:

  • you are taking medicines that could interact with pilocarpine hydrochloride, such as those in the drug class known as anticholinergics, parasympathetics, and beta-adrenergic antagonists
  • you are a man or a woman trying to have a baby
  • you are pregnant or breastfeeding (the effects on a fetus or a nursing child are unknown)
  • you have ever had asthma, acute iritis, glaucoma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney stones, gallstones, mental illness, or problems with your gallbladder or heart or liver

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