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Anticholinergic Side Effects

Anticholinergics are drugs that act on acetylcholine and inhibit involuntary muscle movement. The side effects of the drug include dry mouth, decreased sweating, increased heart rate, blurred vision, etc.

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Will my seizures increase if I stop Glycopyrrolate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old and have no medical history. I had my first two seizures on Saturday and wondered if they were the result of extreme dehydration. I was in 82-degree weather, drinking excessively for the last three weeks (vacation), and also on a higher dose of anticholinergics (Glycopyr...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that your seizures could be related to Glycopyrrolate, which is known to lower the seizures threshold. Anyway, before coming to this conclusion, I would recommend performing an EEG (electroencephalogram), a brain MRI (m...  Read Full »

When will I feel better after a cough syrup overdose?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 15 year old male. It has been two weeks since I overdosed on Benadryl and I still feel lightheaded and everything is like a dream. The dose I had taken was 500mg. I also get random confusion spells. When will I feel normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Benadryl consists of Diphenhydramine and the drug is an antihistaminic drug. In high doses it causes side effects like blurred vision, dry mouth, confusion, delirium, severe sedation etc. In very high doses this may result in death also. So, I would advise yo...  Read Full »

Will dry mouth due to marijuana intake cure on its own?

Query: Hi doctor, Five nights ago, I was out with my friend, and he convinced me to try a marijuana tincture that he said was about 65-75% ethanol. First, I tried 0.1 ml under the right side of my tongue. I held my head back and essentially let it sit there for 20-30 seconds. I felt a burn from the ethan...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Marijuana contains tetrahydrocannabinol or THC and its active form is known for its psychotropic effects. In addition, it also does produce dryness due to its anticholinergic effect on the system. This is the reason why you tend to have a dry mouth and often feel thirsty....  Read Full »

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