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AKINETON
Parkinsonism
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Drug Name:

AKINETON Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Biperiden HCl 2mg; tabs.

Company:
AbbVie

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for AKINETON:

Adjunct in the therapy of all forms of parkinsonism (eg, idiopathic, postencephalitic, arteriosclerotic). To control extrapyramidal disorders secondary to neuroleptic drug therapy (eg, phenothiazines).

Adult:

Parkinson's disease: 2mg three or four times daily. Individualize and titrate upward to max 16mg/24 hours. Extrapyramidal disorders: 2mg one to three times daily.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Narrow angle glaucoma. Bowel obstruction. Megacolon.

Warnings/Precautions:

Glaucoma. Prostatism. Epilepsy. Arrhythmia. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid concomitant alcohol. Potentiated anticholinergic effects with drugs that have secondary anticholinergic actions (eg, narcotics analgesics, phenothiazines, tricyclic antidepressants, antiarrhythmics, antihistamines).

Pharmacological Class:

Anticholinergic.

Adverse Reactions:

Anticholinergic effects (eg, dry mouth, blurred vision, drowsiness, euphoria, disorientation, urinary retention, postural hypotension, constipation, agitation, disturbed behavior); rare: generalized choreic movements, reduction in REM sleep.

How Supplied:

Tabs—100

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