What is Propantheline used for?
Propantheline is prescribed to reduce excessive stomach acid production in people with stomach ulcers. This medicine is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome. It works by decreasing the release of acid produced in the stomach. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Propantheline?
The dosage of Propantheline prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Propantheline with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Propantheline?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Propantheline medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Propantheline?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Propantheline, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Propantheline?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Propantheline.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Propantheline, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Propantheline can interact with sedatives, narcotic pain medicines, and steroid medications.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Propantheline?
Like other medicines, Propantheline can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Propantheline are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Propantheline cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Propantheline develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Propantheline can cause side effects such as drowsiness, headache, nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation, dry mouth, and sleep problems. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Propantheline.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Propantheline?
Is it possible for me to take Propantheline with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Propantheline?
What are the possible drug interactions of Propantheline?
How will Propantheline work in my body?
How should Propantheline be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Propantheline drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Propantheline is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.