Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is an antimuscarinic agent, prescribed for the treatment of peptic ulcer combined with other medication. It decreases acid secretion in the stomach and control intestinal spasms.
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Dosage & When it is to be taken : Oral: Adult- The recommended dose is 1 or 2 tablets (25 or 50 mg) 4 times a day with meals.
How it should be taken : It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Warnings and Precautions : Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, kidney disease, heart/blood vessel disease, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), esophagus problem, nerve disorders, diarrhea, breathing problems, ulcerative colitis (bowel disorder), elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects : Gastrointestinal - Vomiting, nausea, constipation, loss of taste, bloated feeling and dry mouth.
Central Nervous System - Mental confusion, dizziness, weakness, drowsiness, headache and nervousness.
Eye- Increased eye pressure, eye paralysis, blurred vision and dilation of the pupil.
Skin- Severe allergic reactions and hives.
Heart- Fast heart rate and palpitation.
Genitourinary- Urinary retention and urinary hesitancy.
Miscellaneous - Decreased sweating, sleeplessness, impotence and suppression of lactation.
Other Precautions : Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it will cause heat stroke.
Storage Conditions : Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.