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When should I call my doctor if I am taking propantheline?

If you're taking propantheline (Pro-Banthine), a drug prescribed with other medicines to treat peptic ulcers (sores in the lining of the stomach and small intestine), you should call your doctor for the following reasons:
  • You want to stop taking propantheline. Do not stop taking propantheline without talking to your doctor first.
  • You've discovered you're pregnant. Doctors aren't sure if propantheline is safe to take during pregnancy. 
  • You want to take another new medicine or supplement. Propantheline may interact with some medicines, potentially causing problems. 
  • Another doctor has diagnosed you with a health condition or you need to schedule surgery.
You should also call your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects from propantheline, including the following symptoms:
  • racing heartbeat or heart palpitations
  • eye pain, increased sensitivity to light or blurred vision
  • change in how often or how much you urinate
  • skin rash or itching
  • muscle weakness
  • dry mouth or loss of your sense of taste
  • dizziness, confusion or nervousness
  • trouble sleeping
  • upset stomach, vomiting, bloating or constipation
  • impotence
  • headache

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