Biperiden hydrochloride

[bye-PER-ih-den] Pregnancy Category: C

Akineton Hydrochloride [Rx] Classification: Synthetic anticholiner-gic, antiparkinson agent

See also Antiparkinson Drugs and Cholinergic Blocking Agents. Action/Kinetics: Tolerance may develop to this synthetic anticholin-ergic. Tremor may increase as spas-ticity is relieved. Slight respiratory and CV effects. Time to peak levels: 60-90 min. Peak levels: 4-5 mcg/L. ti/2: About 18-24 hr. Uses: Parkinsonism, especially of the postencephalitic, arteriosclerotic, and idiopathic types. Drug-induced (e.g., phenothiazines) extrapyramidal manifestations.

Additional Contraindications:

Children under the age of 3 years. Special Concerns: Use with caution in older children. Additional Side Effects: Muscle weakness, inability to move certain muscles.

How Supplied: Tablet: 2 mg.


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