Mepenzolate - Drug Information

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General Information on Mepenzolate

Generic Name : Mepenzolate

Pronunciation : me-PEN-zoe-late

Latest prescription information about Mepenzolate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antispasmodics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Mepenzolate

International- Cantil.

Why is Mepenzolate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antimuscarinic agent, prescribed for the treatment of peptic ulcer combined with other medication. It decreases acid secretion in the stomach and control intestinal spasms. 

When should Mepenzolate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with conditions of increased eye pressure, urinary obstruction, gastrointestinal obstruction, paralytic ileus (paralysis of intestine), myasthenia gravis, heart disease due to gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcer and allergy.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Mepenzolate?

Oral: Adult- The recommended dose is 1 or 2 tablets (25 or 50 mg) 4 times a day with meals.

How should Mepenzolate be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Mepenzolate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, kidney disease, heart/blood vessel disease, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), esophagus problem, nerve disorders, diarrhea, breathing problems, ulcerative colitis (bowel disorder), elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Mepenzolate?

  Gastrointestinal : Vomiting, nausea, constipation, loss of taste, bloated feeling and dry mouth.
  Central Nervous System : Mental confusion, dizziness, weakness, drowsiness, headache and nervousness.
  Eye: Increased eye pressure, eye paralysis, blurred vision and dilation of the pupil.
  Skin: Severe allergic reactions and hives.
  Heart: Fast heart rate and palpitation.
  Genitourinary: Urinary retention and urinary hesitancy.
  Miscellaneous : Decreased sweating, sleeplessness, impotence and suppression of lactation.

What are the other precautions for Mepenzolate?

Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it will cause heat stroke.

What are the storage conditions of Mepenzolate?

Store it at room temperature (25C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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