Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) (Proe-PAN-the-leen BRO-mide)
What is Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) used for?
Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) is an oral antimuscarinic agent used to treat patients suffering from excessive sweating, muscle spasms in the bladder or intestines, or involuntary urination in adults. It operates by blocking muscle receptors to prevent them from contracting to relieve pain and discomfort associated with these conditions. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Pro-Banthine (Propantheline)?
Strictly follow your physician's instructions while using Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken thirty minutes prior to each meal and before bedtime, but your individual dosage will depend on the condition being treated, the severity of your symptoms, and your current health. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered with a full glass of water. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Always ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Pro-Banthine (Propantheline)?
Side effects that may occur while using Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) include:
More serious side effects that may appear are eye pain, vision problems, irregular heartbeat, flushing of the skin, confusion, hallucinations, or urinary retention. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any of these symptoms or others that are intense or worrying to you to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen. It may be necessary to lower your doses, reduce your frequency of administration, or seek emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Do not use Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) if you have ulcerative colitis, a hemorrhage, glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, pyloric stenosis, urinary tract obstruction, intestinal obstruction, or intestinal atony. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have hyperthyroidism, heart failure, heart disease, ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, arrhythmias, hypertension, an enlarged prostate gland, autonomic neuropathy, liver disease, or kidney disease. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring reduced dosages or other alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Pro-Banthine (Propantheline). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.