Highlights for physostigmine
physostigmine Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- breathing problems
- increased sweating
- 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
physostigmine May Interact with Other Medications
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
How to Use physostigmine
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.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- bowel obstruction
- difficulty passing urine
- heart disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to physostigmine, sulfites, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This does not apply.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: July 16, 2009