Propantheline Bromide

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Medications

December 9, 2008

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?

Propantheline bromide is used for the treatment of diarrhea, to decrease muscle spasms and decrease secretions. It may also be used to treat urine leaking.

How do I give this medication?

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"Give this medication on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after meals, unless otherwise instructed by veterinarian."
  • Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
  • Give this medication on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after meals, unless otherwise instructed by veterinarian.
  • Try to give this medication at about the same time(s) each day.
  • DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed.
  • DO NOT give the medicine more often than directed.
  • Try not to miss giving any doses.

What if I miss giving a dose?

Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.

How do I store this medicine?

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
  • Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.
  • Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in other damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.

What are the potential side effects?

  • This medication may cause your pet to have a dry mouth, dry eyes, difficulty in urinating, fast heartbeat and/or constipation. Contact your veterinarian if any of these symptoms appear.
  • Contact your veterinarian if your pet has excessive vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.

What are some possible drug interactions?

  • Make sure to tell your veterinarian if you are giving your pet any other medication or supplements.
  • Quite often, your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and sometimes a drug interaction may be anticipated. If this occurs, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
  • The following drugs can potentially interact with propantheline bromide: antihistamines, quinidine, procainamide, meperidine, benzodiazepines, phenothiazines, primidone, disopyramide, nitrates, corticosteroids (especially if used long-term), nitrofurantoin, thiazide diuretics, sympathomimetics, ranitidine and cimetidine.
  • Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
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