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Pro Banthine Medication
More side effects.: I have not used Probanthine for decades but have never heard of a true case of allergy (some may have a skin rash). The problem is more likely a dose-dependent side effects such as dry mouth constipation fast heart beats etc- the expected anticholinergic effects. Intolerance such as nausea, GI upset can occur with any drug. ...Read more
I need to find a replacement for probanthine. My pharmacist gave me Menograine and it doesn't work. I usually take between 4 - 8 probanthines a day?
See below: Difficult to suggest a specific alternative to probanthine without knowing what you take it for. Most often used in the past as treatment of GI problems (IBS, ulcer), urinary problems (urgency, incontinence), and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). In the U.S., Hyoscyamine would be the closest alternative with very similar properties. Menograine contains clonidine: very different than probanthine. ...Read more
Hyperhidrosis: Other systemic medications, such as sedatives and tranquilizers, indomethacin, and calcium channel blockers, may be beneficial in the treatment of excessive sweating of the hands and feet. Drysol (20% aluminum chloride hexahydrate in absolute anhydrous ethyl alcohol) is more commonly used as the first-line topical agent. Other treatment options include iontophoresis and Botox injextions. ...Read more
What's UR indication: Propantheline bromide is an antimuscarinic agent used for the treatment of excessive sweating, cramps or spasms of the stomach, intestines, or bladder, and involuntary urination. It can also be used to control the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome as well as other functional conditions. What's your indication for its use so we can better advise you. ...Read more
I am on probanthine. Could you tell me when the side effects such as sleepiness and headache will go. Many Thanks?
Do you mean Pro-Banthine (propantheline bromide)?
This is older medication which is less prescribed due to it's side-effects. If this known S/E persist, rather stop the medication ...Read more
Dr. I suffer from. G A D.I am on effexor which I sweat terribly from. I am on probanthine for sweat and amitriptyline for nerve pain. I have headaches?
Gen Anx Disorder: Please consult your doctor about your medications and side-effects. More to my point, please consider behavioral interventions for your GAD such as clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net for licensed referrals), and individual therapy from a clinical psychologist. Medication may have a place but there are lots of other treatments as well. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. Peace. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more