Propantheline

Description

Propantheline is used along with other medicines for the treatment of peptic ulcers. It is also be used to relieve muscle spasms in the stomach or intestines.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Propantheline

  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry skin
  • Decreased sweating
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness

Uses of Propantheline

What is it prescribed for?

  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Spasmodic pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 to 45 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of up to 6 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, drowsiness, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Closed angle glaucoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with closed-angle glaucoma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Myasthenia gravis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with myasthenia gravis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Obstructive conditions

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from conditions like obstructive uropathy and obstructive gastrointestinal diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Paralytic ileus

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with paralytic ileus due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to propantheline or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Tardive dyskinesia

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with Tardive dyskinesia characterized by involuntary movement of the tongue, lips, and face. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any antipsychotic medications before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Infectious diarrhea

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with infectious diarrhea due to the risk of worsening of symptoms. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Increase in the blood pressure

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of high blood pressure due to an increase in the risk of very high blood pressure. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Gastrointestinal disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with obstructive diseases of the gastrointestinal tract such as esophageal stricture or stenosis, stenosing peptic ulcer, and pyloric obstruction due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the conditions. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Prostatic hypertrophy

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with urinary tract obstruction disorders like prostatic hypertrophy. Inform the doctor if you have any urinary tract disorders before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision, drowsiness, or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, drowsiness, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Potassium Chloride

Topiramate

Pyridostigmine

Potassium Citrate

Disease interactions

Cardiac arrhythmias

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases due to an increase in the risk of irregular heartbeats. Inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases before receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hypertension

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hypertension (high blood pressure) due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary while receiving this medicine. An alternative treatment option or dose adjustments should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by blocking the action of a chemical substance in the body and relieves the symptoms like the stomach and intestinal cramping. It also reduces the production of excess acids by the stomach.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Anticholinergics, Antispasmodics

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00782

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=84a920c8-b637-4741-b9b2-fc607e245ce0

[Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 5 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/propantheline

[Internet]. Arrowpharma.com.au. 2018 [cited 5 December 2018]. Available from:

http://www.arrowpharma.com.au/wp-content/uploads/1970/01/Pro-Banethine_PI.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 22 Apr 2019

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