What is Pro-Banthine?
Pro-Banthine containing the active ingredient propantheline is considered an anticholinergics type of medication. The medication works by slowing the movement of food through the stomach and intestines along with reducing the amount of acid released in the stomach. The tablets are prescribed in the treatment of stomach ulcers and peptic ulcers caused by a H. pylori bacterial infection. Some patients will also use the drug to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), incontinence (involuntary urination) and gustatory sweating associated with conditions like diabetes.
How is Pro-Banthine used?
Pro-Banthine is usually taken orally 4 times per day unless otherwise directed by a doctor. The medication should be taken on an empty stomach 30 to 60 minutes before a meal and once at bedtime. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy.
Patients using Pro-Banthine may encounter side effects such as:
- Dry mouth
- Upset stomach
- Blurred vision
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Pro-Banthine is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.