Generic Name : Biperiden Pronunciation : bye PEAR i den Therapeutic Classification : Antiparkinson Agents ICD Code : Y46.7
International- Akineton. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an anticholinergic agent, prescribed for Parkinson disease and involuntary muscle movement due to neuroleptic drug therapy. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, bowel obstruction and abnormal dilation of the colon; known hypersensitivity to biperiden.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Parkinson's disease: Oral: The usual beginning dose is one tablet three or four times daily. The dosage should be individualized with the dose titrated upward to a maximum of 8 tablets (16 mg) per 24 hours.
Drug-induced Extra pyramidal symptoms- Oral: One tablet one to three times daily. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of prostate enlargement, allergies, urinating problem, epilepsy, heart disease, depression, kidney or liver disease, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption.
Side Effects :
Most Common- Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, blurred vision, agitation, postural hypotension, stomach upset, vision changes, sleeplessness, trembling of the hands and dry mouth.
Gastrointestinal - Gastric irritation, nausea, vomiting and increased salivation.
Central Nervous System - Disorientation, confusion and disturbed behavior.
Genitourinary - Urinary retention.
Heart - Decreased heart rate.
* Heatstroke may occur, avoid strong sunlight.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.
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