GENERIC NAME: MEPENZOLATE- ORAL (me-PEN-zoe-late)
BRAND NAME(S): Cantil
USES: Mepenzolate is used with other medications to treat peptic ulcers. It works by decreasing the release of acid in the stomach.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used with other medications to treat certain bowel disorders (e.g., irritable bowel syndrome). It works by decreasing the movement of the stomach/intestines.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 4 times daily (with meals and at bedtime) or as directed by your doctor.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Antacids may decrease the absorption of this medication. Take mepenzolate at least 1 hour before taking antacids.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Dry mouth, decreased sweating, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, widened pupils, nausea/vomiting, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, eye pain/pressure, fast/pounding heartbeat, difficulty urinating, decreased sexual ability.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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