Before you begin taking a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should take this medication.
Drowsiness/reduced alertness: This medication may cause drowsiness. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you have determined that you do not become drowsy during the day or experience impaired mental or physical abilities while taking this medication.
Liver function: If you have reduced liver function, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Medical conditions: If you have any of the following medical conditions, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed:
- angle-closure glaucoma
- chronic lung conditions such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema
- enlarged prostate
- heart disease
- obstructed bladder
- obstruction of the intestines
- peptic ulcer disease
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: This medication passes into breast milk, but it does not appear to have serious or harmful effects on breast-feeding infants. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children less than 6 years old.
Seniors: Seniors may experience more side effects (e.g., drowsiness, dry mouth, difficulty urinating) with this medication. This medication should be not be used by seniors unless recommended by a doctor, pharmacist, or other health care professional.