GENERIC NAME: PIRENZEPINE - ORAL (pie-REN-zih-peen)
USES: This medication is used in the treatment of ulcers.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as prescribed usually two or three times a day. This is best taken one to one and one-half hours before a meal with a glass of water. Do not increase the dose or take this more often than directed. Your condition will not improve any faster but the risk of side effects may be increased.
SIDE EFFECTS: Dry mouth, blurred vision, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea or loss of appetite may occur the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. Also reported are heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, bitter taste, decreased sexual ability or desire, bad breath and bloating. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: a rapid heart rate, chest pain, skin rash, difficulty urinating, confusion, sweating, vision changes. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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