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Brand Names: Pamine, Pamine Forte

Generic Name: methscopolamine (Pronunciation: METH skoe POL a meen)

What is methscopolamine (Pamine, Pamine Forte)?

Methscopolamine reduces the secretions of certain organs in the body, such as the stomach.

Methscopolamine is used to reduce stomach acid secretion to help control peptic ulcers.

This medication does not help heal a stomach ulcer.

Methscopolamine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Pamine 2.5 mg

round, white, imprinted with PAMINE

What are the possible side effects of methscopolamine (Pamine, Pamine Forte)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using methscopolamine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • diarrhea;
  • fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • drowsiness;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • blurred vision, increased sensitivity to light;
  • headache, dizziness, confusion;
  • dry mouth, decreased sense of taste;
  • nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation;
  • impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm;
  • decreased sweating; or
  • mild itching or skin rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about methscopolamine (Pamine, Pamine Forte)?

You should not take this medication if you have glaucoma, urination problems due to a bladder obstruction, myasthenia gravis, a stomach disorder called paralytic ileus, or a blockage in your intestines, or severe ulcerative colitis with toxic megacolon.

Before taking methscopolamine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have ulcerative colitis, kidney or liver disease, a thyroid disorder, high blood pressure or heart disease, a heart rhythm disorder, an enlarged prostate, or if you have had an ileostomy or colostomy.

To be sure this medication is helping your condition, you may need blood tests and x-rays or other scans of your stomach or intestines on a regular basis. Your stools may also need to be tested for the presence of blood. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.

Methscopolamine can cause side effects that may impair your vision, thinking, or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.

Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by methscopolamine. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of methscopolamine.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Methscopolamine can decrease perspiration and you may be more prone to heat stroke.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you diarrhea, fast or pounding heartbeats, or if you are urinating less than usual or not at all.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of methscopolamine.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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