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What should I avoid while taking propantheline?

While taking propantheline (Pro-Banthine), a tablet prescribed along with other drugs to treat peptic ulcers, you should avoid:
  • alcohol. Drinking may worsen some side effects of propantheline.
  • getting overheated. Propantheline may keep you from sweating as much as usual, affecting your body's ability to cool down and raising your risk for heatstroke.
  • driving or operating machinery until you know how propantheline affects you. This drug may cause drowsiness, dizziness and/or blurred vision.
  • taking other medications or supplements without consulting your doctor first. Propantheline may interact with some medicines and supplements, possibly causing problems. 
  • becoming pregnant. Doctors are not sure if propantheline is safe to take during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking propantheline, call your doctor. 
  • breastfeeding. Propantheline may interfere with how well your body produces breast milk, and doctors are not sure whether propantheline can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing infant. 
  • missing medical appointments. Your doctor may want to monitor you closely while you're on propantheline.

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