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Trihexyphenidyl Hydrochloride Tablets USP 5 mg
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Trihexyphenidyl Hydrochloride Tablets USP 5 mg


UK Generic Name

Trihexyphenidyl Hydrochloride


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CNS – Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease


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Product Description

Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride (tri-hex-ee-fen-id-il hi-droh-clor-ride) is a medicine which is used in Parkinson’s disease and treating extrapyramidal reactions.

The information in this Medicine Guide for trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride varies according to the condition being treated and the particular preparation used.
Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride blocks the effects of certain chemicals in the brain. It is used to treat Parkinson’s disease or extrapyramidal side-effects which have been caused by other medicines.

Other information about Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride:

your doctor may start you on a low dose of this medicine and then increase the dose depending on how you respond to treatment

Do not share your medicine with other people. It may not be suitable for them and may harm them.

The pharmacy label on your medicine tells you how much medicine you should take. It also tells you how often you should take your medicine. This is the dose that you and your prescriber have agreed you should take. You should not change the dose of your medicine unless you are told to do so by your prescriber.

If you feel that the medicine is making you unwell or you do not think it is working, then talk to your prescriber.


Whether this medicine is suitable for you

Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride is not suitable for everyone and some people should never use it. Other people should only use it with special care. It is important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.

Your prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all if you:

are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
are elderly
have certain types of gastrointestinal problems
have glaucoma
have heart problems
have high blood pressure
have kidney problems
have liver problems
have myasthenia gravis
have prostate problems
have tardive dyskinesia
have urinary problems

Furthermore the prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all for a child.

Over time it is possible that Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride can become unsuitable for some people, or they may become unsuitable for it. If at any time it appears that Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride has become unsuitable, it is important that the prescriber is contacted immediately.

Alcohol
Alcohol can interact with certain medicines.

In the case of Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride:

there are no known interactions between alcohol and Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride

Diet
Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your prescriber may advise you to avoid certain foods.

In the case of Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride:

there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when taking Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride

Driving and operating machinery

When taking any medicine you should be aware that it might interfere with your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.

In the case of Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride:

this medicine could affect your ability to drive or operate machinery

You should see how this medicine affects you before you judge whether you are safe to drive or operate machinery. If you are in any doubt about whether you should drive or operate machinery, talk to your prescriber.

Family planning and pregnancy

Most medicines, in some way, can affect the development of a baby in the womb. The effect on the baby differs between medicines and also depends on the stage of pregnancy that you have reached when you take the medicine.

In the case of Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride:

you should only take this medicine during pregnancy if your doctor thinks that you need it

You need to discuss your specific circumstances with your doctor to weigh up the overall risks and benefits of taking this medicine. You and your doctor can make a decision about whether you are going to take this medicine during pregnancy.

If the decision is that you should not have Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride, then you should discuss whether there is an alternative medicine that you could take during pregnancy.
Breast-feeding

Certain medicines can pass into breast milk and may reach your baby through breast-feeding.

In the case of Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride:
women who are breast-feeding should not take this medicine

Before you have your baby you should discuss breast-feeding with your doctor or midwife. If you wish to breast-feed you should discuss with your prescriber whether there are any other medicines you could take which would also allow you to breast-feed. You should not stop this medicine without taking advice from your doctor.


Taking other medicines

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. At times your prescriber may decide to use medicines that interact, in other cases this may not be appropriate.

The decision to use medicines that interact depends on your specific circumstances. Your prescriber may decide to use medicines that interact, if it is believed that the benefits of taking the medicines together outweigh the risks. In such cases, it may be necessary to alter your dose or monitor you more closely.

Tell your prescriber the names of all the medicines that you are taking so that they can consider all possible interactions. This includes all the medicines which have been prescribed by your GP, hospital doctor, dentist, nurse, health visitor, midwife or pharmacist. You must also tell your prescriber about medicines which you have bought over the counter without prescriptions.

The following medicines may interact with Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride:

amantadine
disopyramide

The following types of medicine may interact with Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride:

antihistamines
monoamine oxidase inhibitors
phenothiazines
tricyclic antidepressants

If you are taking Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride and one of the above medicines or types of medicines, make sure your prescriber knows about it.


Complementary preparations and vitamins

Medicines can interact with complementary preparations and vitamins. In general, there is not much information available about interactions between medicines and complementary preparations or vitamins.

If you are planning to take or are already taking any complementary preparations and vitamins you should ask your prescriber whether there are any known interactions with Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride.

Your prescriber can advise whether it is appropriate for you to take combinations that are known to interact. They can also discuss with you the possible effect that the complementary preparations and vitamins may have on your condition.

If you experience any unusual effects while taking this medicine in combination with complementary preparations and vitamins, you should tell your prescriber.


Side effects

A medicine is only made available to the public if the clinical trials have shown that the benefits of taking the medicine outweigh the risks.

Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine’s effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated.

Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience.

Everyone’s reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine.

The frequency of these side-effects is unknown

blurred vision
constipation
dry mouth
memory problems
precipitation of glaucoma
psychiatric problems such as agitation, confusion, difficulty sleeping, restlessness, hallucinations, euphoria, paranoia or delusions
reduced alertness
tardive dyskinesia or worsening of tardive dyskinesia
worsening of myasthenia gravis


Stopping your medicine

If you are not having any problems taking this medicine then do not stop taking it, even if you feel better, unless advised to do so by your prescriber. If, however, you find that this medicine is causing you problems then you should talk to your prescriber about your concerns.

If your medical team decides that it is best that you do not take this medicine any more, they may advise that you do not stop Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride abruptly. This is because, in some instances, stopping Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride abruptly can cause withdrawal symptoms or cause your original condition to return. In these instances, reducing the dose of Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride gradually over time may reduce the chances of having these problems.

Trihexyphenidyl Hydrochloride Tablets USP 5 mg – Taj Dearob Pharma | Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride (tri-hex-ee-fen-id-il hi-droh-clor-ride) is a medicine which is used in Parkinson’s disease and treating extrapyramidal reactions.The information in this Medicine Guide for trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride varies according to the condition being treated and the particular preparation used.
Trihexyphenidyl Hydrochloride Tablets USP 5 mg – Taj Dearob Pharma | Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride (tri-hex-ee-fen-id-il hi-droh-clor-ride) is a medicine which is used in Parkinson’s disease and treating extrapyramidal reactions.The information in this Medicine Guide for trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride varies according to the condition being treated and the particular preparation used.

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