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

Drug information on Probanthine (Propantheline) from RPG Life Sciences


  Capsule/ Tablet
RPG Life Sciences
Generic : Propantheline
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Medical Condition(s) for which Probanthine may be prescribed

Acid Peptic Disease
Peptic Ulcer
Stress Incontinence
Ulcerative Colitis

Side effects of Probanthine

   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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

How to use Probanthine?

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

When is Probanthine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

Warnings and Precautions for Probanthine

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.

Other Precautions for Probanthine

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

Storage Conditions for Probanthine

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

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