Scopolia

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Are there any interactions with medications?



Drying medications (Anticholinergic drugs)
Interaction Rating: Major Do not take this combination.

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 used for depression (Tricyclic antidepressants)
Interaction Rating: Major Do not take this combination.

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
Interaction Rating: Major Do not take this combination.

Scopolia can affect the heart. Quinidine can also affect the heart. Taking quinidine along with scopolia might cause serious heart problems.

Dosing considerations for Scopolia.

The appropriate dose of scopolia depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for scopolia. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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