Procyclidine - Drug Information

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General Information on Procyclidine

Generic Name : Procyclidine

Pronunciation : proe-sye-clid-een

Latest prescription information about Procyclidine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y46.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiparkinson Agents

Why is Procyclidine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anticholinergic agent, prescribed for parkinsonism, Parkinson's disease, and drug-induced extrapyramidal syndrome.  It relaxes smooth muscle that stops muscle spasms.

When should Procyclidine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, ulcer, prostate enlargement, bowel or urinary obstruction, myasthenia gravis and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Procyclidine?

Adults - PO- The recommended dose is 2.5 mg 3 times daily after meals initially. It may be increased upto 5 mg 3 times daily.

How should Procyclidine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Procyclidine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, prostate enlargement, low blood pressure, mental illness, irregular heartbeat, ulcers, intestinal inflammation, difficulty in urinating, heart, kidney, liver, lung, nervous system, or thyroid disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
Avoid becoming over heated in hot weather; drink plenty of fluids to keep your body in cool.

What are the side effects of Procyclidine?

   Most Common : Dry mouth, widening of the pupils, blurred vision, upset stomach, vomiting, stomach pain and constipation.
   Central Nervous System : Giddiness, lightheadedness, muscle weakness, confusion, disorientation, agitation and hallucinations.
   Miscellaneous : Fever, pain, swelling, redness and rash.

What are the other precautions for Procyclidine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Procyclidine?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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