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The generic term is mecamylamine meck-as-mills-a-meen.

Drug Class: antiad agents that act peripherally

What is Vecamyl?

Vecamyl is used for treating moderate to extreme hypertension (high blood pressure). Because of its numerous adverse consequences, this medication is not widely used.

Vecamyl can also be employed to control abnormal hypertension (extremely high blood pressure that develops abruptly). Hypertension that is malignant can cause damage to organs within the body if not treated.Vecamyl can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Vecamyl

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face,

Vecamyl can cause severe adverse effects.In case of:

  • Muscle jerks or tremors
  • Numbness, tingling, burning pain;
  • Urination that is painful or difficult
  • Incessant diarrhea that continues with stomach bloating
  • Problems with thinking, confusion;
  • A lightheaded sensation, similar to what you're passing out;
  • A seizure;
  • Dry cough, wheezing, and being short of breath (even while sitting down).

Common adverse effects of vecamyl can include:

  • Fainting and falling asleep;
  • Vomiting, vomiting, and loss of appetite.
  • Constipation;
  • Dry mouth, swelling tongue
  • Fatigue or feeling weak;
  • Blurred vision
  • Impermanence diminished sexual desire.

This list does not represent all possible side effects and others could occur as well. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the label of your medication and the package. Inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.

Before you take this drug

Do not take Vecamyl if there is an allergy to it or if you suffer from:

  • Moderate, mild hypertension that is well-controlled, moderate, or mild;
  • Severe kidney disease and renal failure;
  • Glaucoma;
  • A blockage in your stomach or in your intestines
  • Low blood flow to your heart
  • If you've had a cardiac attack,

Certain medications should not be used in conjunction with Vecamyl. Your doctor might alter the treatment plan in the event that you use any antibiotic or sulfa medication.

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • An attack on the heart (or stroke);
  • Coronary arterial disease (clogged or hardened arteries);
  • Kidney disease;
  • Urination issues;
  • An ongoing illness that is chronic;
  • Bleeding issues
  • If you're on a-diet that is low in salt,

It isn't known if vecamyl could harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant.Breastfeeding is not advised during the use of Vecamyl.

How to take Vecamyl?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and go through all medication guides or instructions. Your doctor may alter your dosage. Make sure you take the medicine precisely as directed.Take vecamyl in the evening after eating.Set the same interval of time between meals and vecamyl doses. If, for instance, you take your medication within 15 minutes after having eaten, do it in the same manner each time.

You might require different amounts of this medication at different times during the day. Follow the instructions of your doctor for dosing extremely carefully. Don't alter your dosage or cease taking medication without consulting your physician.Your blood pressure needs to be checked regularly, and you might require other tests to determine your health status.

Contact your doctor immediately. If you are suffering from a fever, are sick and vomiting, have diarrhea, or notice that you are sweating more than normal,If you are in need of surgery, inform your surgeon that you use this medication.You shouldn't stop taking Vecamyl abruptly. The sudden stop could increase the severity of your condition.Place it in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, try not to miss a dose if it is close to time for another. Don't take two doses at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.The symptoms of an overdose can include weakness, dizziness, vision issues, fainting, dry mouth, nausea, constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, and urinary problems. Anxiety or pounding heartbeats.

What should be avoided?

Beware of becoming dehydrated or overheated when exercising and during hot temperatures.Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of the extent to which vecamyl can affect your body. The way you react could be impaired.Be careful not to get up too fast from lying or sitting in a position. You could get dizzy.Consuming alcohol while taking this medication may cause unwanted side effects

Interaction with other drug

If you stop or begin taking Vecamyl, the doctor might require adjustments to the dosages of other blood pressure medications that you take on a daily basis.

Inform your doctor about any other medications you take, particularly:

  • An antibiotic
  • Diuretic, also known as a "water pill".

This list isn't complete. Other medications may interact with Vecamyl, which includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. Are included here.