Biperiden - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Biperiden

Generic Name : Biperiden
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Biperiden are provided here.
Pronunciation : bye PEAR i den
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Biperiden, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y46.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiparkinson Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Biperiden

International- Akineton.

Why is Biperiden Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anticholinergic agent, prescribed for Parkinson disease and involuntary muscle movement due to neuroleptic drug therapy. 


When should Biperiden not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, bowel obstruction and abnormal dilation of the colon; known hypersensitivity to biperiden.

What is the dosage of Biperiden?

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 should Biperiden be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Biperiden?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Biperiden?

  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.

What are the other precautions for Biperiden?

Heatstroke may occur, avoid strong sunlight.

What are the storage conditions for Biperiden?

Store it at room temperature (25C), and in an airtight container.

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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