mepenzolate (generic name)

It is used to treat ulcers in the stomach and intestines
(me PEN zoe late)
Table of Contents
powered by healthline

Average Ratings

What is this medicine?

MEPENZOLATE (me PEN zoe late) is used to treat ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It is not a cure. It is given in combination with other medicines that help heal the ulcer.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-autonomic neuropathy
-glaucoma
-heart disease
-high blood pressure
-kidney disease
-liver disease
-myasthenia gravis
-stomach or intestine problems
-thyroid disease
-trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
-an unusual or allergic reaction to mepenzolate, bromides, tartrazine, or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
-breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with meals and at bedtime. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?


-amantadine
-antacids
-antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold
-atropine
-certain medicines for anxiety or sleep
-certain medicines for bladder problems like oxybutynin, tolterodine
-certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
-certain medicines for glaucoma
-certain medicines for irregular heart beat like quinidine
-certain medicines for Parkinson's disease like benztropine, trihexyphenidyl
-certain medicines for stomach problems like dicyclomine, hyoscyamine
-certain medicines for travel sickness like scopolamine
-digoxin
-ipratropium
-MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
-metoclopramide
-narcotic medicines for pain
-nitrates like amyl nitrite, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, nitroglycerin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more dizzy, and increase flushing and rapid heartbeats. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

Avoid extreme heat. This medicine can cause you to sweat less than normal. Your body temperature could increase to dangerous levels, which can lead to heat stroke.

Page: 1 2 Next >
Last Updated: November 08, 2010
Licensed from
Top of page
General Drug Tools
General Drug Tools view all tools
Tools for
Healthy Living
Tools for Healthy Living view all tools
Search Tools
Search Tools view all tools
Insurance Plan Tools
Insurance Plan Tools view all tools

What is a reference number?

When you register on this site, you are assigned a reference number. This number contains your profile information and helps UnitedHealthcare identify you when you come back to the site.

If you searched for a plan on this site in a previous session, you might already have a reference number. This number will contain any information you saved about plans and prescription drugs. To use that reference number, click on the "Change or view saved information" link below.

You can retrieve information from previous visits to this site, such as saved drug lists and Plan Selector information.