Why has my veterinary surgeon prescribed this medicine?
Propantheline is an antimuscarinic drug, which reduces smooth muscle spasm. It is used to treat urinary incontinence due to unstable muscle contraction and it is also used for disorders of the intestines characterised by muscle spasm. Your veterinary surgeon may prescribe this medicine for other indications.
Propantheline is not available as a veterinary preparation. Your veterinary surgeon may ask you to sign a consent form so a preparation licensed for humans can be used to treat your pet.
- Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinary surgeon. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
How do I give this medication?
- Try to give this medication at about the same time(s) each day.
- DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed and DO NOT give the medicine more often than directed.
- Try not to miss giving any doses.
What do I do 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 damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
Potential side effects
- Although a drug has potential side effects, it does not mean that there is necessarily a high risk of any of these occurring.
- The following side effects have been reported: dry mouth, constipation, fast heartbeat and signs of increased pressure in the eyes (e.g. red eyes, rubbing the eyes, pain in the eyes). Notify your veterinary surgeon if these symptoms occur.
- Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinary surgeon.
Possible drug interactions
- Make sure to tell your veterinary surgeon what other medication you are giving to your pet.
- Quite often your veterinary surgeon may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinary surgeon may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
- Drugs may interact such that they can cause an increased or decreased effect or side effects. Although drug interactions may occur, it does not mean that there is necessarily a high risk of any of these occurring.
- Contact your veterinary surgeon if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
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