Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) is used to treat stomach cramps or stomach spasms, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), enuresis (involutary urination). It is also used as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. Propantheline is an antimuscarinic agent that works be relaxing smooth (involuntary) muscles. Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) is also used to treat peptic ulcers (gastric and duodenal) and gastritis.
Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) works by blocking acetylcholine. Acetylcholine binds with muscurinic receptors in smoothe muscle causing involuntary contraction of the muscle. For example, in the stomach, gut or intestine when you have stomach cramps, or in the bladder causing urination. By blocking the binding of acetylcholine Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) helps to keep these muscles relaxed.
Dosage and Administration
Always use Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) comes in the form of tablets, which should be taken orally. Before taking this medication, you must consult your doctor. He or she will tell you the correct amount to take. You may be told to take it 4 times per day, 30 minutes before eating. However, because the dosage will vary for each patient, it is important to only take the amount prescribed by your doctor.
Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) may cause stomach ache, flushing, problems sleeping, headache, blurred vision, constipation, dry mouth, reduced sweating, drowsiness or thirst. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your physician.
Notify your physician if you develop: confusion, tremors, rapid or irregular heartbeat, difficulty urinating. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your physician or pharmacist.
Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you suffer from any allergies.
- If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
- If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
- If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.
Pro-Banthine (Propantheline) may interact with the following. Please let your physician know if you are taking anticholinergics, antimyasthenics, Cisapride, corticosteroids, Digoxin, Haloperidol, Ketoconazole, Levodopa, Metoclopramide, opoid analgesics, phenothiazines, Potassium Chloride, urinary alkalisers.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.