Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) (Proe-PAN-the-leen BRO-mide)
What is Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) used for?
Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) is an oral antimuscarinic medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from peptic ulcers or indigestion caused by excess stomach acid production. The medication operates by reducing stomach acid secretions to prevent damage to the stomach lining, the formation of ulcers, or agitation of stomach ulcers. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Pro-Banthine (Propantheline)?
Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken thirty minutes prior to a meal to allow the medication to begin working. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Pro-Banthine (Propantheline)?
Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are confusion, redness or flushing of the skin, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, blurry vision, or urinary retention. Tell your doctor as soon as you encounter any worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) should not be used by patients who have glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, intestinal atony, urinary tract obstruction, intestinal obstruction, haemorrhage, pyloric stenosis, or ulcerative colitis. Also inform your doctor if you have heart failure, heart disease, an enlarged prostate, hyperthyroidism, diarrhoea, autonomic neuropathy, ulcerative colitis, arrhythmias, kidney disease, or liver disease. These conditions may lead to unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.