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Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Trihexyphenidyl is used, in conjunction with other drugs, for the treatment of various symptoms of Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder that may causes muscle tremor, stiffness, and weakness. It is also used to control certain side effects induced by antipsychotic drugs such as Thorazine and Haldol. It works by correcting the chemical imbalance that causes Parkinson's disease.

Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride Dosage

  • For the treatment of Parkinson's Disease, the usual starting dose, in tablet or liquid form, is 1 milligram on the first day.

Uses of Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride

  • Trihexyphenidyl is used for the treatment of various symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride

Before taken Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride. Side effects may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea

Warnings and precautions before taking Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride:

  • The elderly are highly sensitive to drugs such as trihexyphenidyl. So you should be used it with caution.
  • If you are taking Trihexyphenidyl, then it can reduce the body's ability to perspire, one of the key ways your body prevents overheating. So you should avoid excess sun or exercise that can cause you to become overheated.
  • If you have any of the following conditions such as Enlarged prostate, Glaucoma, Stomach/intestinal obstructive disease, Urinary tract obstructive disease, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride with the following:

  • Amantadine (Symmetrel)
  • Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
  • Doxepin (Sinequan)
  • Haloperidol (Haldol)
Overdose

After taken Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride overdose include:

  • Clumsiness or unsteadiness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Unusual warmth


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