Information about Oxyphenonium
Oxyphenonium is used in the treatment of pain due to smooth muscle spasm. It is used in pain due to intestinal and stomach ulcers.
How Oxyphenonium works
Oxyphenonium action is achieved via a dual mechanism: Firstly, a specific anticholinergic effect (antimuscarinic) at the acetylcholine-receptor sites and secondary, a direct effect upon smooth muscle (musculotropic).
Common side effects of Oxyphenonium
Dryness in mouth, Excessive thirst, Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats), Reduce bronchial secretion, Increased heart rate, Palpitations, Dry skin, Photophobia, Loss of accommodation, Slow heart rate, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dilatation of pupil, Difficulty in urination, Constipation
Expert advice for Oxyphenonium
- Take it at the same time every day, either with or without food.
- Do not skip any dose and finish the complete course as suggested by the doctor.
- Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Oxyphenonium can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.