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(trihexyphenidyl HCl, USP) Tablets and Elixir
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...
What are the precautions when taking trihexyphenidyl (Artane)?
Before taking trihexyphenidyl, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type), blockage of the bladder/esophagus/stomach/intestines (e.g., bowel obstruction), severe ulcerative colitis.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: alcohol use, breathing problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema), diarrhea caused by an infection, heart...
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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