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General Information on Biperiden

Generic Name : Biperiden

Pronunciation : bye PEAR i den

Latest prescription information about Biperiden. 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

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 to 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.
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