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Anticholinergic medications such as propantheline can cause blurred vision and light sensitivity. Make sure you know how you react to this medication before driving.
Anticholinergic medications may cause dryness of the mouth. If your mouth continues to feel dry for more than two weeks, check with your dentist. Continuing dryness of the mouth may increase the chance of dental disease.
No studies of the effects of this drug in pregnancy have been done in either humans or animals.
Anticholinergic medications have not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies. The flow of breast milk may be reduced in some women.
Be sure that your physician knows if you are taking a tricyclic antidepressant or any other anticholinergic medication. Taking propantheline with any of these may increase the anticholinergic effects, resulting in urinary retention.
Possible Side Effects
Unusual side effects that require immediate medical attention: inability to urinate; confusion; dizziness*; eye pain*; skin rash or hives.
Symptoms of overdose that require immediate emergency attention: unusual blurred vision*; unusual clumsiness or unsteadiness*; unusual dizziness; unusually severe drowsiness*; seizures; hallucinations; confusion; shortness of breath; unusual slurred speech*; nervousness; unusual warmth, dryness, and flushing of skin.
*Since it may be difficult to distinguish between certain common symptoms of MS and some side effects of propantheline, be sure to consult your health care professional if an abrupt change of this type occurs.