Probanthine treats peptic ulcers. Is usually taken 30 minutes before each meal and at bedtime.

Probanthine Overview


Probanthine is a prescription medication used with other medication to treat peptic ulcers. Probanthine belongs to a group of drugs called anticholinergics. These work by slowing the movement of food through the stomach and intestines and decreasing the amount of acid made by the stomach. 

This medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken 4 times a day, 30 minutes before each meal and at bedtime. 

Common side effects of Probanthine include dry mouth, decreased sweating, and eye problems. Probanthine can also cause drowsiness or blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how this medication affects you.

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Uses of Probanthine

Probanthine is a prescription medication used with other medications to treat peptic ulcers. A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach or first part of the small intestine.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. 



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Side Effects of Probanthine

Serious side effects have been reported with Probanthine. See the "Drug Precautions" section. 

Common side effects of Probanthine include:

  • dry mouth
  • decreased sweating
  • eye problems

This is not a complete list of Probanthine side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.