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When can I stop taking propantheline?

You can stop taking propantheline (Pro-Banthine) when you and your doctor together decide that it makes sense for you to do so. Propantheline is prescribed along with other medicines to treat peptic ulcers, sores in the lining of the stomach and small intestine. You may be able to stop taking propantheline once your peptic ulcer has healed completely, which may take a few weeks.

Doctors sometimes prescribe propantheline for "off label" purposes, including reducing urinary retention or urine leakage in people who have certain nerve disorders or other health problems, as well as for excessive sweating. How long you need to take propantheline may depend on why you are taking it.

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