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Artane

Artane

PATIENT INFORMATION

ARTANE (trihexyphenidyl) may impair mental and/or physical abilities required for performance of hazardous tasks, such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle. Patients should be cautioned about operating machinery, including automobiles, until they are reasonably certain that ARTANE (trihexyphenidyl) therapy does not adversely affect their ability to engage in such activities.

Because of increased sedative effects, patients should be cautioned to avoid the use of alcohol or other CNS depressants while taking ARTANE (trihexyphenidyl) .

Since this medication may increase the susceptibility to heat stroke (gastrointestinal (GI) problems, fever, heat intolerance), use with caution during hot weather. (See WARNINGS.)

Patients should be advised to report the occurrence of GI problems, fever, or heat intolerance promptly since paralytic ileus, hyperthermia, or heat stroke may occur.

If GI upset occurs, ARTANE (trihexyphenidyl) may be taken with food.

Patients should have close monitoring of intraocular pressure. (See WARNINGS.)

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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