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Brand Names: Pro-Banthine

Generic Name: propantheline (Pronunciation: proe PAN the leen)

What is propantheline (Pro-Banthine)?

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

Propantheline is used to reduce stomach acid in people with stomach ulcers.

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

Propantheline 15 mg-ROX

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What are the possible side effects of propantheline (Pro-Banthine)?

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

Stop using propantheline and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
  • warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin;
  • hot, dry skin with no sweating;
  • eye pain or redness, seeing halos around lights;
  • blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light;
  • confusion, agitation, extreme fear, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior; or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about propantheline (Pro-Banthine)?

You should not take this medication if you are allergic to propantheline, or if you have glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, severe ulcerative colitis, an enlarged prostate, or if you are unable to urinate.

Before taking propantheline, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, congestive heart failure, a heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, hiatal hernia, GERD, liver disease, or thyroid problems. .

Before using propantheline, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by propantheline.

Propantheline slows the digestive tract, which can make it harder for your body to absorb any medicines you take by mouth. Tell your doctor if any of your oral medications do not seem to work as well while you are using propantheline.

There are many other medicines that can interact with propantheline. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors.

Propantheline 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.

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

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

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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