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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
People who are taking certain medications, such as medicines for heart disease or Parkinson's disease, should not take pilocarpine. People who are allergic to pilocarpine should not take it. Women who are pregnant may want to avoid this drug.

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