artane2

Artane is also named Trihexyphenidyl and Benzhexol

This drug is found in the class of medications called Antimuscarinic

Its use has been dated back for several decades.

Is considered an “antiparkinsonian drug

Uses:

–  Parkinson’s Disease
–  Extrapyramidal side effects of some antipsychotic treatments
–  Improves conditions that result in spastic contractions

Method of Action

–  Not exactly understood
–  Blockage of parasympathetical structures by this drug
–  Stops spasm movements, dry eyes, and other symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
–  Binds to M1 muscarinic receptors

Side Effects

–  Headache
–  Fatigue
–  Dizziness
–  Agitation
–  Anxiety
–  Blurred Vision
–  Mydriasis
–  others

When not to use

1.)  Allergy or sensitivity to medication
2.)  Narrow Angle Glaucoma
3.)  Ileus
4.)  Under age 18

Pregnancy

–  Has not been studied during pregnancy
–  Safety has not been found

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