propantheline bromide


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propantheline bromide

[-pan′thəlēn]
an anticholinergic/antispasmodic.
indications It is prescribed as an adjunct in peptic ulcer therapy, irritable bowel syndrome, and pancreatitis and for spasm of the ureters or urinary bladder.
contraindications Narrow-angle glaucoma, asthma, obstruction of the genitourinary or GI tract, severe ulcerative colitis, megacolon, myasthenia gravis, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are blurred vision, central nervous system effects, tachycardia, dry mouth, decreased sweating, and hypersensitivity reactions.

propantheline bromide, (prōpan´thəlēn brō´mīd),

n brand name: Pro-Banthine;
drug class: anticholinergic;
action: inhibits muscarinic actions of acetylcholine at postganglionic parasympathetic neuroeffector sites;
uses: treatment of peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome, duodenography, urinary incontinence.
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In addition to possible adverse effects (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, or neurologic), studies in humans have shown that little anticholinergic effect was gained when propantheline bromide was administered after a meal.
Last year, New Zealand harness racing was shaken to its roots by the revelation that horses belonging to John Seaton, a multi-millionaire and the leading owner in the sport there, had tested positive for propantheline bromide, known locally as `Blue Magic'.
The former included ranitidine hydrochloride, cimetidine, nizatidine (Axid), and famotidine (Pepcid); the latter comprised dicyclomine hydrochloride (Bentyl), propantheline bromide (ProBanthAne), Donnatal, and Librax.