an anticholinergic and antimuscarinic with effects similar to those of atropine; used in the form of the methylsulfate salt to inhibit gastric mobility and secretion, relieve pylorospasm, control sweating, and relieve pruritus. Toxic symptoms are rare and include dry mouth, mydriasis, and fever. The drug is contraindicated in patients with glaucoma.
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