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Brand & Generic Names


Basic Information

  • Habit forming? No
  • Prescription needed? Yes
  • Available as generic? No
  • Drug class: Antihypertensive


    Helps control, but doesn't cure, high blood pressure.

Dosage & Usage Information

How to take:
Tablets--Swallow with liquid. If you can't swallow whole, crumble tablet and take with liquid or food. Instructions to take on empty stomach mean 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.

When to take:
At the same time each day, according to instructions on prescription label.
Usually twice a day, every 8 or 12 hours apart. Follow label directions.

If you forget a dose:
Take as soon as you remember up to 2 hours late. If more than 2 hours, wait for next scheduled dose (don't double this dose).

What drug does:
Blocks transmission of electrical impulse where two nerve cells connect. Causes constricted blood vessels to relax.

Time lapse before drug works:
30 minutes to 2 hours.

Don't take with:
Any other medicines (including over-the-counter drugs such as cough and cold medicines, laxatives, antacids, diet pills, caffeine, nose drops or vitamins) without consulting your doctor.


Confusion, excitement, seizures, coma.


  • Dial 911 (emergency) or O (operator) for an ambulance or medical help. Then give first aid immediately.
  • See EMERGENCY Information.

Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects


    In case of overdose, see Overdose Section.


    Dizziness upon arising from chair or bed, blurred vision, decreased sex drive, dry mouth, enlarged pupils, constipation.


  • Confusion, depression, tremors, shortness of breath.
  • Difficult urination, tiredness.


    Appetite loss, nausea and vomiting.

Warnings & Precautions

Don't take if:
You are allergic to mecamylamine.

Before you start, consult your doctor:

  • If you have heart disease.
  • If you had a recent heart attack.
  • If you have glaucoma or gout.
  • If you have kidney disease.

Over age 60:
Adverse reactions and side effects may be more frequent and severe than in younger persons. You may need smaller doses for shorter periods of time.

Risk to unborn child outweighs drug benefits. Don't use.

Drug passes into milk. Avoid drug or discontinue nursing until you finish medicine. Consult doctor for advice on maintaining milk supply.

Infants & children:
Effect not documented. Consult your pediatrician.

Prolonged use:
Talk to your doctor about the need for follow-up medical examinations or laboratory studies to check blood pressure, kidney function and heart function.

Skin & sunlight:
No problems expected.

Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
Avoid if you feel confused, drowsy or dizzy.

Don't discontinue without consulting doctor. Dose may require gradual reduction if you have taken drug for a long time. Doses of other drugs may also require adjustment.


  • Advise any doctor or dentist whom you consult that you take this medicine.
  • May affect results in some medical tests.
  • Get up slowly from chair or bed.
  • Dosage may need to be adjusted for hot weather or heavy exercise.

Possible Interaction with Other Drugs

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Ambenonium Swallowing difficulty.
Antacids* Prolonged effect of mecamylamine.
Antibiotics* Decreased antibiotic effect.
Alkalizers, urine* Prolonged effect of mecamylamine.
Neostigmine Swallowing difficulty.
Nimodipine Dangerous blood pressure drop.
Pyridostigmine Swallowing difficulty.
Sodium bicarbonate Prolonged effect of mecamylamine.
Sulfa drugs* Decreased antibiotic effect.

Possible Interaction with Other Substances

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Alcohol: Increased likelihood of fainting.
Beverages: No special problems expected.
Cocaine: Increased central nervous system
stimulation. Avoid.
Food with high salt or Decreased effectiveness of
sodium. mecamylamine.
Marijuana: Increased central nervous system
stimulation. Avoid.
Tobacco: No special problems expected.

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