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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: The degree of affecting parasympathetic nerve function so to induce feeling cold by anticholinergics is dose-related. As to which on does more, I doub ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it can: Yes it can do in some patients.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
See below: Most drugs have some anticholinergic qualities, which means they interfere with the normal function of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: Although anticholinergic overdose leading to death is rare, it is possible. Any drug overdose can potentially lead to death.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Mirtazapine: has muscarinic receptor blocking activity in addition to blocking histamine. It has Alpha 2 adrenergic and D2 and D3 activity. (complicated action) ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience in Urology
Anticholinergics: Anticholinergics are a class of medication that block muscarinic receptors in the body. They are typically used to treat over active bladder, or oab. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Complicated: This tca antidepressant can also treat pain & enuresis. May work by increasing norepinephrine & serotonin. It is also antihistaminic. Common side eff ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Some common: Many people experience an increase in appetite (leads to weight gain) and some experience drowsiness. This old antihistamine has been replaced by oth ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
For the full list: would see your pharmacist.
A female asked:
Dr. Weber Chuang
24 years experience in Urology
Some types: It is not recommended for patients with closed angle glaucoma.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Amnesia has been reported with biperiden; anticholinergics such as scopolamine are famous for causing amnesia for the events that took place while the ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Zoloft (sertraline): Yes it is. Dopamin reuptake inhibition increases as dose increase.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Anticholinergic: Anticholinergic but not the usual doses of antihistamine relieves bronchoconstriction in some people. It may be used as a combination with a beta 2 ag ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Medication question: Dizziness is one of the listed side effects of cogentin (benztropine).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Drugs: Alfuzosin is a drug given for prostate obstruction to improve your voiding; Detrol (tolterodine) is an anticholinergic drug use to relax the smooth mu ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Possibly: But why are you discussing a drug which has profound anti-cholinergic effects and adverse events, as this drug has mainly been supplanted by Dopamine ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Do not experiment: Talk with to u physician and listen to his advise.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Rebound cholinergic: Scopolamine is anticholinergic, and rebound symptoms after discontinuation of long-term treatment therefore would be cholinergic, such as urinary freq ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Should be stopped: Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) would delay gastric emptying so it should be stopped at least a week prior to the study.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Can occur: These side effects would occur while taking Clozaril, but if you have stopped and instead suffer restless leg syndrome, would suggest checking iron me ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Anticholinergic: You did not specify what anticholinergic you are asking about so i will try to answer specific medication types: a nasal spray does not affect muscles ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Drying: Ipratroprium tends to be very well tolerated. You can get dry mouth on the drug and it can dilate the eyes if it gets near or in the eyes. Some pati ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Gadh
17 years experience in Psychiatry
Some are, yes.: Looking at receptor inhibition profiles (lab data) we can see that some do indeed block histamine receptors. Older ones in the tca class (elavil, ana ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Seizures.: Common side effects of this antihistamine include, tardive dyskinesia, confusion in the elderly, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, respiratory ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Pretty rare: Drowsiness & fatigue are reported by ~2% of users. Headache, abdominal pain, sore throat, diarrhea have been reported. Rare but reported side-effects ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Yes: The short answer is yes. I might add, that taking alot of anticholinergic medication, i.e. Cogentin/benztropine or artane/trihexylphenadil-can decreas ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
It is constipating.: Because of its anticholinergic effects, ellaville is actually quite a constipating medication. Best wishes.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nausea treatment: Phenergan (promethazine) is a pretty good medication for symptomatic treatment of nausea. Meclizine seems to work better in motion sickness. If you ar ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: Have you had dry mouth or constipation after its use? If so, stop its use and bring these to your prescribing doc's attention if unbearable. But, in l ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional suppl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Asthenia : Weakness can be caused by induction of an adrenal deficiency in the setting of chronic steroid use ( withdrawal ) Any of the medications listed can pr ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Older ones.: Drugs like elavil, (amitriptyline) doxepin, nortryiptyline have anticholinergic problems which cause dry mouth, urinary retention, and constipation. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Drug Interaction: Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) and Elavil can interact with each other by increasing anti cholinergic adverse effects, ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Won't work: Choline is a dubious dietary supplement and won't counteract the interference with a medicine on acetylcholine recepetors. If these are very troubleso ... Read More
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