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In the isolated guinea pig ileum, the anticholinergic activity of this drug is about equal to that of atropine; however, when adminis-tered orally to unanesthetized cats, it is only about half as active as atropine.
In laboratory animals, its antihistaminic activity and duration of action approach those of pyrilamine maleate.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/20/2007
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