Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Artane, Trihexane
Generic Name: trihexyphenidyl (Pronunciation: try hex ee FEH nih dill)
What is trihexyphenidyl (Artane, Trihexane)?
Trihexyphenidyl alters unusual nerve impulses and relaxes stiff muscles.
Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat and prevent the same muscular conditions when they are caused by drugs such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), perphenazine (Trilafon), haloperidol (Haldol), thiothixene (Navane), and others.
Trihexyphenidyl may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
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Trihexiphenidyl 5 mg-SCH
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Trihexyphenidyl 2 mg-WAT
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Trihexyphenidyl 5 mg-WAT
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What are the possible side effects of trihexyphenidyl (Artane, Trihexane)?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking trihexyphenidyl and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take trihexyphenidyl and talk to your doctor if you experience
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about trihexyphenidyl (Artane, Trihexane)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Trihexyphenidyl may cause dizziness or blurred vision. If you experience dizziness or blurred vision, avoid these activities.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking trihexyphenidyl.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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