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Some products that may interact with this drug include: anticholinergic drugs (such as atropine, scopolamine), certain anti-Parkinson's drugs (such as benztropine, trihexyphenidyl), other antispasmodic drugs (such as dicyclomine, propantheline), belladonna alkaloids, potassium tablets/capsules, pramlintide, oral bisphosphonates (such as alendronate, etidronate).
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, and narcotic pain relievers (such as codeine).
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.
OVERDOSE: This medication patch may be harmful if chewed or swallowed. If overdose or swallowing is suspected, remove the patch if possible, and contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include unusual excitement, agitation, fast/irregular heartbeat.
NOTES: If your doctor has prescribed this medication for you, do not share it with others.
Keep all regular medical and laboratory appointments.
MISSED DOSE: If you are using this product on a regular schedule and forget to change the patch on the right day, remove the old patch and apply a new one as soon as you remember. Continue to follow your original schedule for changing the patch. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature in the original sealed pouch away from heat, light, and moisture. Different brands of this medication have different storage needs. Check the product package for instructions on how to store your brand, or ask your pharmacist. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed (See also How to Use section). Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Information last revised November 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.
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