This medication is an anticholinergic agent, prescribed for Parkinson disease and involuntary muscle movement due to neuroleptic drug therapy.
Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, bowel obstruction and abnormal dilation of the colon; known hypersensitivity to 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.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• 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.
• 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.
Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.
Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!