Drug Information: Indications, Side Effects, Warnings
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Artane (Trihexyphenidyl) is used for treating Alzheimerâ€™s and Parkinsonâ€™s disease because it helps in altering the abnormal nerve impulses and at the same time relaxes the stiff muscles. The active ingredient Trihexyphenidyl is used for treating spasms, tremors, poor muscle control and stiffness experienced in Parkinsonâ€™s disease. Drug induced muscular conditions caused by the use of drugs like chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, perphenazine, haloperidol, thiothixene, and others. There are several other uses of this drug but they have not been covered in this article.
How to take the medicine?
You should take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor and in case you find anything difficult to understand, you must consult your healthcare provider prior to placing an online order for cheap Artane (Trihexyphenidyl). You can take the drug with a glass of water. However doctors often advice their patients to take the pills with food to avoid stomach upset.
The dosage of this drug varies from patient to patient and your doctor will suggest you a dose as per your condition and response to treatment.
What if I miss a dose?
In case you miss your regular dose of Artane (Trihexyphenidyl), take it immediately. If it is time for the next dose then you should skip the missed dose. If you find it difficult to remember all your doses then it is better to consult your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
What if I overdose?
If you take an overdose of Artane (Trihexyphenidyl) then you should immediately call the doctor or visit the emergency department of the nearest hospital.
You must call your doctor immediately if you suffer from any of the following:
- Allergic reactions like hives, difficulty in breathing, inflammation of the face, tongue and lips.
- Irregular heartbeats
- Eye pain
- Confusion, anxiety and hallucinations
Some of the common side effects of this drug are:
- Blurred vision, large pupils
- Dizziness or drowsiness
- Dryness in the mouth
- Upset stomach
- Difficulty in breathing
- Decreased sweating
Some of the drugs with which Artane (Trihexyphenidyl) interacts are:
- Phenothiazine like chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, perphenazine, mesoridazine, thioridazine, promazine, trifluoperazine
- Tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline, doxepin, clomipramine, amoxapine, desipramine, imipramine, nortriptyline
- Chlorprothixene or Thiothixene
- Aantihistamine like diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine, triprolidine, brompheniramine, and clemastine
In order to learn more about drug interactions of Artane (Trihexyphenidyl), you should get in touch with your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
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