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Parkifen 2 may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Parkifen 2 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the develop... View More
Parkifen 2 is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Parkifen 2 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur. Parkifen 2 can cause blu... View More
There is limited information available on the use of Parkifen 2 in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor. Patients with kidney diseas... View More
There is limited information available on the use of Parkifen 2 in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Parkifen 2 is used with other medicines to treat Parkinson’s disease. It’s also used to treat severe movement side effects caused by certain drugs (drug... View More
Uses of Parkifen 2
- Parkinson's disease
- Drug induced abnormal movements
Side effects of Parkifen 2
- Dryness in mouth
- Blurred vision
- Upset stomach
- Difficulty in urination
How to use Parkifen 2
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Parkifen 2 is to be taken ... View More
How Parkifen 2 works
Parkifen 2 is an anticholinergic medication. It works by decreasing the activity of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) in the brain. This improves mus... View More
- Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
- It may cause dry eyes. Avoid wearing contact lenses and inform your doctor if it bothers you.
- It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
- Monitoring of intraocular pressure is required while taking this medicine, as an increase in eye pressure may cause blurry vision.
- Inform your doctor if you suffer from glaucoma or if you have trouble passing urine.
Extrapyramidal symptoms, Parkinsonism (postencephalitic, arteriosclerotic & idiopathic)
Should be taken with food. Best taken w/ meals. Take before meals if dry mouth occurs, after meals if drooling/nausea occurs. Take at the same time each... View More
Oral Drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms Adult: 5-15 mg/day PO divided q6-8hr Parkinson Disease Adult: Initially, 1 mg daily, gradually increased... View More
Safety and efficacy not established
Patients with closed-angle glaucoma, chronic pulmonary disease, sick sinus syndrome, thyrotoxicosis, cardiac failure with tachycardia.
Mode of Action
Trihexyphenidyl HCl is a tertiary amine antimuscarinic which exerts a direct inhibitory effect on the parasympathetic nervous system. It also exhibits a... View More
Patient w/ arteriosclerosis, history of drug idiosyncrasy. CV disease, glaucoma, GI obstruction, prostatic hyperplasia and/or urinary stricture. Not int... View More
>10% Anticholinergic side effects (30-50%), Rash <1% Suppurative parotitis,Hallucination,Paralytic ileus
Increased antimuscarinic side effects w/ phenothiazines, clozapine, antihistamines, disopyramide, nefopam and amantadine. Synergistic effect when concom... View More
Alternative brand for Parkifen 2
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More