Antidyskinetics - oral


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Antidyskinetics are used to treat Parkinson's disease, sometimes referred to as shaking palsy. By improving muscle control and reducing stiffness, this medicine allows more normal movements of the body as the disease symptoms are reduced.

It is also used to control severe reactions to certain medicines such as reserpine (e. g. , Serpasil) (medicine to control high blood pressure) or phenothiazines, chlorprothixene (e. g. , Taractan), thiothixene (e. g. , Navane), loxapine (e. g. , Loxitane), and haloperidol (e. g. , Haldol) (medicines for nervous, mental, and emotional conditions). ...

Side Effect:

This drug may cause drowsiness, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, stomach upset, vision changes, sleeplessness, trembling of the hands or dry mouth. These effects should subside as your body adjusts to the medicine. If they persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly.

Notify your doctor promptly if you develop:vomiting, fever, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, difficulty urinating, uncontrollable movements, muscle stiffness, fast/irregular heart rate, mood/mental changes.

To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute.

This drug infrequently can cause decreased sweating, which could raise your body temperature (hyperthermia). The risk of this serious side effect is greater in hot weather and/or during vigorous exercise. Drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly while in hot climates, or when exercising. Check carefully for signs of decreased sweating. If this occurs, promptly seek cooler or air-conditioned shelter and/or stop exercising. Seek immediate medical attention if your body temperature is above normal, or if you have mental/mood changes, headache or dizziness. ...

Precaution:

Tell your doctor your medical history especially of:glaucoma (narrow angle type), irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, urination problems (e. g. , enlarged prostate), blockage of the esophagus/stomach/intestines, any allergies.

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Alcohol can increase drowsiness. Limit alcohol use. To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug.

It is not recommended to use this drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding without your doctor's advice. ...