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(trihexyphenidyl HCl, USP) Tablets and Elixir
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ARTANE (trihexyphenidyl HCl) is a synthetic antispasmodic drug available in the following forms:
Tablets: Containing 2 mg and 5 mg ARTANE (trihexyphenidyl HCl), each strength also containing as inactive ingredients: Corn Starch, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Stearate and Pregelatinized Starch.
Elixir: Containing 2 mg/5 mL ARTANE (trihexyphenidyl HCl) in a clear, colorless, lime-mint flavored preparation, also containing as inactive ingredients: Alcohol 5%, Citric Acid, Flavorings, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Chloride and Sorbitol Solution.
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:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- fast or irregular heartbeats;
- anxiety, hallucinations, confusion, agitation, hyperactivity, or loss of consciousness;
- eye pain; or
- a rash.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take...
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/16/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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