atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine which interfere with one of the chemical messengers (acetylcholine) in the brain and nerves.
In this Article
- What other names is Jimson Weed known by?
- What is Jimson Weed?
- How does Jimson Weed work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Jimson Weed.
Do not give jimson weed to children. They are more sensitive than adults to the toxic effects of jimson weed. Even a small amount can kill them.
No one should take jimson weed, but certain people are especially at risk for toxic side effects. Do not use jimson weed if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have congestive heart failure (CHF).
- You have a fast heartbeat (palpitations, arrhythmias).
- You have Down syndrome.
- You have a type of heartburn called esophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- You have a high temperature (fever).
- You have stomach or intestinal problems including ulcers, hiatal hernia, toxic megacolon, obstruction, infection, constipation, or ulcerative colitis.
- You have, or are prone to having, problems passing urine (urinary retention).
- You have an eye condition called narrow-angle glaucoma.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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