Propantheline Bromide

Propantheline Bromide

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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions

In the presence of a high environmental temperature, heat prostration (fever and heat stroke due to decreased sweating) can occur with the use of propantheline.

Diarrhea may be an early symptom of incomplete intestinal obstruction, especially in patients with ileostomy or colostomy. In this instance treatment with this drug would be inappropriate and possibly harmful.

With overdose, a curare-like action may occur (i.e., neuromuscular blockade leading to muscular weakness and possible paralysis). Propantheline may cause increased heart rate and therefore, should be used with caution in patients with heart disease.

Legal Issues

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FDA Safety Alerts

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Manufacturer Warnings

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FDA Labeling Changes

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Propantheline bromide is effective as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of peptic ulcer.


There is currently no drug history available for this drug.

Other Information

Each tablet for oral administration contains:

Propantheline bromide.................................................. 15 mg

Propantheline bromide, a synthetic quaternary ammonium compound, occurs as white or nearly white crystals. It is odorless and has a bitter taste, and is very soluble in water and chloroform; practically insoluble in ether, acetone and ethyl acetate. It is designated chemically as (2-Hydroxyethyl) diisopropylmethyl-ammonium bromide xanthene-9-carboxylate.

The structural formula is:

structural formula
Inactive Ingredients

The tablets contain hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, starch, sterotex, and other ingredients.

Propantheline Bromide Manufacturers

  • Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
    Propantheline Bromide Tablet, Film Coated [Roxane Laboratories, Inc.]

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