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Cardiovascular - rapid pulse, flushing
Central Nervous System - blurred vision, dizziness
Respiratory - shortness of breath or troubled breathing
Genitourinary - difficult micturition, acute urinary retention
Gastrointestinal - dry mouth, nausea/vomiting
Drug Abuse And Dependence
A dependence on the use of PROSED®/DS has not been reported and due to the nature of its ingredients, abuse of PROSED®/DS is not expected.
Read the Prosed DS (methenamine, salicylate, methylene blue, benzoic acid atropine and hyoscyamine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
Antimuscarinics: Concurrent use may intensify antimuscarinic effects of hyoscyamine because of secondary antimuscarinic activities of these medications.
Antacids/antidiarrheals: Concurrent use may reduce absorption of hyoscyamine resulting in decreased therapeutic effectiveness. Concurrent use with antacids may cause urine to become alkaline reducing the effectiveness of methenamine by inhibiting its conversion to formaldehyde. Doses of these medications should be spaced 1 hour apart from doses of hyoscyamine.
Antimyasthenics: Concurrent use with hyoscyamine may further reduce intestinal motility, therefore, caution is recommended.
Ketoconazole and hyoscyamine may cause increased gastrointestinal pH.
Concurrent administration with hyoscyamine may result in marked reduction in the absorption of ketoconazole. Patients should be advised to take this combination at least 2 hours after ketoconazole.
Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors: Concurrent use with hyoscyamine may intensify antimuscarinic side effects.
Opioid (narcotic) analgesics may result in increased risk of severe constipation.
Sulfonamides: These drugs may precipitate with formaldehyde in the urine increasing the danger of crystalluria.
Patients should be advised that the urine and/or stools may become blue to blue-green as a result of the excretion of methylene blue.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/8/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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