propantheline - oral (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking propantheline, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, movement/blockage disorders of the stomach/bowels (e.g., paralytic ileus, pyloroduodenal stenosis, achalasia, intestinal atony), difficulty urinating (e.g., prostatic hypertrophy), severe ulcerative colitis.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), liver disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, tachycardia), esophagus problems (e.g., GERD), nerve disorders (e.g., autonomic neuropathy), diarrhea, breathing problems (e.g., asthma), mild/moderate ulcerative colitis.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.This medication can decrease sweating. To prevent heatstroke, avoid becoming overheated in hot weather, in saunas, and during exercise/other strenuous activities.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the side effects.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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