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Propantheline - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about 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, warnings and its storage instructions . 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
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Propantheline

India : 

International : 

Pro-Banthine
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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.

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When should Propantheline not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

What is the dosage of Propantheline?

PO- Adult- The recommended dosage is 15 mg 3 times/day and 30 mg at bedtime. Up to 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 for Propantheline?

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




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