Despite serious safety concerns, people use scopolia for conditions such as spasms of the digestive and urinary tracts, liver and gallbladder complaints, pain, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
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Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Scopolia is LIKELY UNSAFE. Don't use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Heart problems such as congestive heart failure (CHF) or rapid, irregular heartbeat: Scopolia might make heart problems worse. Don't use it if you have one of these conditions.
Down syndrome: People with Down syndrome might be especially sensitive to the harmful effects of scopolia. Don't give it to them.
Hiatal hernia or heartburn (esophageal reflux disease): Scopolia might make esophageal reflux disease worse. Don't use it if you have this condition.
Fever: Scopolia might raise the body temperature. Don't use it if you have a fever.
Digestive tract conditions including constipation, stomach ulcers, stomach or intestinal infections, ulcerative colitis, enlarged colon (toxic megacolon), or blockage of the digestive tract: Scopolia might make digestive tract problems worse. Don't use it if you have one of these conditions.
Narrow-angle glaucoma: Scopolia might make narrow-angle glaucoma worse. Don't use it if you have this condition.
Trouble urinating (urinary retention): Scopolia might make urinary retention worse. Don't use it if you have this condition.
Drying medications (Anticholinergic drugs) interacts with SCOPOLIA
Scopolia contains chemicals that cause a drying effect. It also affects the brain and heart. Drying medications called anticholinergic drugs can also cause these effects. Taking scopolia and drying medications together might cause side effects including dry skin, dizziness, low blood pressure, fast heartbeat, and other serious side effects.
Some of these drying medications include atropine, scopolamine, and some medications used for allergies (antihistamines), and for depression (antidepressants).
Medications for depression (Tricyclic Antidepressants) interacts with SCOPOLIA
Scopolia contains chemicals that can affect the body. Some of these chemicals have effects similar to some medications used for depression. Taking scopolia might increase the side effects of some medications used for depression.
Some of these medicines used for depression include amitriptyline (Elavil), imipramine (Tofranil), and others.
Quinidine interacts with SCOPOLIA
Scopolia can affect the heart. Quinidine can also affect the heart. Taking quinidine along with scopolia might cause serious heart problems.
Do not take this combination
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