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Akineton Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is biperiden (Akineton)?
- What are the possible side effects of biperiden (Akineton)?
- What is the most important information I should know about biperiden (Akineton)?
- Who should not take biperiden (Akineton)?
- How should I take biperiden (Akineton)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Akineton)?
- What happens if I overdose (Akineton)?
- What should I avoid while taking biperiden (Akineton)?
- What other drugs will affect biperiden (Akineton)?
- Where can I get more information?
Who should not take biperiden (Akineton)?
You cannot take biperiden if you
- have ever had an allergic reaction to it,
- have narrow-angle glaucoma,
- have an obstruction in your bowel or a complication of bowel disease known as megacolon; or
- have myasthenia gravis.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have
- an enlarged prostate or difficulty urinating,
- epilepsy or another seizure disorder,
- heart disease or an irregular heartbeat,
- depression or any other psychiatric illness, or
- kidney or liver disease.
You may need a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Biperiden is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will harm an unborn baby. Do not take biperiden without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is also not known whether biperiden passes into breast milk. Do not take biperiden without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take biperiden (Akineton)?
Take biperiden exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Take biperiden after a meal if it upsets your stomach.
Biperiden may be taken once or several times a day. The maximum amount of biperiden that should be taken in any one day is eight tablets (16 mg). Follow your doctor's instructions.
Store biperiden at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Akineton Information
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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