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General Information on Propantheline

Generic Name : Propantheline

Pronunciation : proe pan' the leen

Latest prescription information about Propantheline. 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 / Gi Motility

Trade Names/Brand Names of Propantheline

India : 

International : 

Pro-Banthine

Why is Propantheline Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antimuscarinic agent, prescribed for peptic ulcer, and urinary incontinence.  It decreases the muscles motion and the production of stomach acid.

When should Propantheline not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, severe gastrointestinal problem and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Propantheline?

PO- Adult- The recommended dosage is 15 mg 3 times/day and 30 mg at bedtime. Upto 120 mg/day may be needed.

How should Propantheline be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Propantheline?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of nerve problems, enlarged prostate, hernia, diarrhea, fever, risk increased eye pressure, heart, kidney or liver disease, overactive thyroid, high blood pressure, difficulty in urinating, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• Do not become overheated in hot weather; otherwise it may cause heatstroke.

What are the side effects of Propantheline?

•   Central Nervous System : Increased sensitivity to light, dizziness, nervousness, difficulty in sleeping and headache.
•   Eye and ENT : Dry mouth, loss of sense of taste and blurred vision.
•   Gastrointestinal : Stomach upset, vomiting, bloating and constipation.
•   Heart : Fast heart rate and palpitations.
•   Miscellaneous : Difficulty in urination, skin rash and itching.

What are the other precautions for Propantheline?

Good oral hygiene, plenty of fluid intake and sucking of sugarless hard candy helps relieve dry mouth.

What are the storage conditions of Propantheline?

Store it at room temperature (20ē to 25ēC), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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