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Generic: physostigmine
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It is used to reverse the effects of overdose of certain medicines.
               



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What is this medicine?

PHYSOSTIGMINE (fi zoe STIG meen) is used to reverse the effects of overdose of certain medicines.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • asthma
  • bowel obstruction
  • diabetes
  • difficulty passing urine
  • gangrene
  • heart disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to physostigmine, sulfites, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a muscle or slow injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • quinine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • atropine

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • breathing problems
  • increased sweating
  • seizures
  • slow heartbeat
  • muscle weakness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • increased saliva
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach pain

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
               
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