Anticholinergics (antimuscarinics, parasympatholytics) relieve pain by decreasing GI motility and secretion and by inhibiting acetylcholine and blocking histamine and hydrochloric acid. Anticholinergics delay gastric emptying time and are used frequently to treat duodenal ulcers.

Anticholinergics should be taken before meals to decrease the acid secretion that occurs with eating. They should not be taken with antacids because antacids can slow the absorption of antichloinergic administration. Side effects include dry mouth, decreased secretions, tachycardia, urinary retention, and constipation. However, because gastric emptying time is delayed, gastric secretions can be stimulated and actually aggravate the ulceration.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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