Who should not take BENZTROPINE MESYLATE?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • intestine infection due to the Shigella bacteria
  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
  • thyrotoxicosis
  • tardive dyskinesia, a disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the face, mouth and tongue
  • autonomic neuropathy
  • myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
  • wide-angle glaucoma
  • closed angle glaucoma
  • high blood pressure
  • coronary artery disease
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • chronic heart failure
  • low blood pressure
  • achalasia of esophagus, a condition that makes swallowing difficult
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • a stomach ulcer
  • hiatal hernia
  • ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory condition of the intestines
  • severe ulcerative colitis
  • toxic megacolon
  • paralysis of the intestines
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • atony of colon
  • liver problems
  • decreased kidney function
  • enlarged prostate
  • difficult or painful urination
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • obstruction of any part of the urinary tract
  • shock caused by significant blood loss
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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