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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking propantheline (Pro-Banthine)?
You should not take this medication if you are allergic to propantheline, or if you have:
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication:
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether this medication is harmful to an unborn baby. Before using propantheline, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether propantheline passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of propantheline.
How should I take propantheline (Pro-Banthine)?
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take this medication with a full glass of water.
Propantheline is usually taken three or four times a day, 30 minutes before meals and at bedtime. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Store propantheline at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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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