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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/11/2017
Cantil Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 8/11/2017

Cantil (mepenzolate bromide) is an anticholinergic drug used to treat peptic ulcers of the stomach. Cantil does not help heal an ulcer. Common side effects of Cantil include:

  • dry mouth
  • decreased sweating
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • blurred vision
  • widened pupils
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • memory problems
  • problems with balance or coordination
  • bloating

The usual adult dose of Cantil is 1 or 2 tablets (25 or 50 mg) 4 times a day preferably with meals and at bedtime. Cantil may interact with amantadine, nitroglycerin, heart rhythm medicines, sedatives, antidepressants, medicines to treat Parkinson's disease, and cold or allergy medicines containing antihistamines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Cantil should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Cantil (mepenzolate bromide) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Cantil Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using mepenzolate and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • confusion, hallucinations;
  • unusual thoughts or behavior; or
  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness, headache;
  • blurred vision;
  • memory problems;
  • problems with balance or coordination;
  • nausea, vomiting, constipation, bloating; or
  • decreased sweating.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Cantil (Mepenzolate Bromide)

Cantil Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Precise frequency data from controlled clinical studies with CANTIL are not available.

Gastrointestinal System: vomiting, nausea, constipation, loss of taste, bloated feeling, dry mouth

Central Nervous System: mental confusion, dizziness, weakness, drowsiness, headache, nervousness

Ophthalmologic: increased ocular tension, cycloplegia, blurred vision, dilation of the pupil

Dermatologic-Hypersensitivity: anaphylaxis, urticaria

Cardiovascular: tachycardia, palpitations

Genitourinary: urinary retention, urinary hesitancy

Miscellaneous : decreased sweating, drowsiness, insomnia, impotence, suppression of lactation

Drug Abuse And Dependence

Tolerance, abuse, or dependence has not been reported with CANTIL.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cantil (Mepenzolate Bromide)

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© Cantil Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Cantil Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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