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What should I know about hyoscyamine extended-release tablets?

Hyoscyamine extended-release tablets might make you more prone to heat stroke or dehydration while you are taking it. Additionally, it could impair your reactions, alertness and thinking, so you will have to use caution when operating machinery or vehicles while using this medication. You will have to avoid drinking alcohol and taking antacids while you are using hyoscyamine extended-release tablets; alcohol might increase side effects and antacids could prevent the absorption of this medication in your body. Before taking this hyoscyamine, tell your doctor about any and all health conditions that you have. Some may interact with this medication, particularly severe ulcerative colitis, toxic megacolon, kidney diseases, obstructions of the bladder or intestines, glaucoman and myasthenia gravis. Do not take hyoscyamine if you have these disorders. You should tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions before you begin taking this medication: any sort of heart disease or disruptions in your heart rhythm, high blood pressure, nerve problems or brain damage, paralysis, overactive thyroid, hiatal hernia or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). You should notify your doctor about any medications that you are taking at the same time as hyoscyamine, especially any antidepressants, any other anticholinergic agents, amantadine, haloperidol, ketoconazole or metoclopramide, any monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), any narcotic pain medications or potassium chloride or any phenothiazines. You will have to avoid drinking alcohol, taking antacids or becoming dehydrated or overheated while you are taking hyoscyamine. This medication is not for anyone who is pregnant, plans on becoming pregnant or is breastfeeding. Additionally, if you are allergic to any ingredients of hyoscyamine or any anticholinergic agents, notify your doctor before using this medication. In general, follow all instructions that your doctor gives you for taking this medication.

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