Trihexyphenidyl

Generic Name:Trihexyphenidyl

Trihexyphenidyl helps to change/alter unusual nerve impulses. It helps in relaxing stiff muscles.

It is used to treat the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of Parkinson's disease.

It is available in 2-mg and 5-mg tablets and an elixir containing 2 mg per teaspoonful.

Trihexyphenidyl may also be prescribed to prevent these side effects called prophylactic (preventative) therapy before they actually occur.

Trihexyphenidyl is available in a tablet, liquid, and long-acting capsule form.

How To use Trihexyphenidyl Syrup

Trihexyphenidyl may be used as follows:

  • It usually is taken three or four times a day along with your meals especially at bedtime. It may be possible that you may have to take trihexyphenidyl for a long time to treat Parkinson’s disease.
  • Trihexyphenidyl should be taken exactly as directed.
  • Never take more or less of it or take it more often than advised to you by your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking trihexyphenidyl all of a sudden on your own without talking with your doctor, especially if you are also taking other medications. Stoppage of trihexyphenidyl can cause symptoms of Parkinson’s disease to return.
  • Never open the capsules
  • Do not chew the tablets. Swallow them whole.

Cautions before Use Trihexyphenidyl Syrup

The following precautions must be taken care of when using Trihexyphenidyl:

Never use trihexyphenidyl without first talking to your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.

  • Narrow-angle glaucoma
  • An obstruction in the bowel

Always tell your Doctor if you have had any enlargement of the prostate

Other precautions you must take are:

  • Stop using trihexyphenidyl if you have had any difficulty urinating
  • Kidney disease
  • Any form of psychiatric illness
  • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
  • Any sort of heart disease
  • Depression
  • An irregular heartbeat
  • Liver disease

Trihexyphenidyl Syrup Side Effects

While using Trihexyphenidyl it may cause the following side effects:

  • An allergic reaction
  • Hallucinations
  • Closing of the throat
  • Hyperactivity
  • Fever
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, or face
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Seizures
  • Eye pain or
  • A rash
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry skin
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Disorientation
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty in urinating
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nervousness/anxiety
  • An upset stomach
  • Less of sweating

Trihexyphenidyl Syrup Interaction

When certain medications are taken together with Trihexyphenidyl drug interactions can take place that may affect the effectiveness of the medicines or increase your risk for side effects. Medications that may cause negative Trihexyphenidyl interactions include antidepressants amongst others

Trihexyphenidyl Syrup Overdose symptoms

Symptoms of a trihexyphenidyl overdose include:

  • Large pupils
  • Warm, dry skin
  • Flushed face
  • Fever
  • Dry mouth
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Hyperactivity
  • Loss of consciousness and
  • Seizures
 

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