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Akineton Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Akineton HCl
Generic Name: biperiden (Pronunciation: bye PEAR i den)
- 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?
What is biperiden (Akineton)?
Biperiden reduces the effects of certain naturally occurring chemicals in your body that may become unbalanced as a result of disease (such as Parkinson's disease), drug therapy, or other causes.
Biperiden is used to treat the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat and prevent these same muscular conditions when they are caused by drugs such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), perphenazine (Trilafon), and others.
Biperiden may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
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What are the possible side effects of biperiden (Akineton)?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking biperiden and seek emergency medical attention:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- unusual fever;
- fast or irregular heartbeat;
- anxiety, hallucinations, confusion, agitation, hyperactivity, or loss of consciousness;
- a rash; or
- eye pain.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take biperiden and talk to your doctor if you experience
- a dry mouth;
- large pupils or blurred vision;
- difficulty urinating or constipation;
- nervousness or anxiety;
- upset stomach; or
- decreased sweating.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Akineton (biperiden) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about biperiden (Akineton)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Biperiden 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 you are taking biperiden.
Avoid becoming overheated. Biperiden may cause decreased sweating. This could lead to heat stroke in hot weather or with vigorous exercise.
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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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