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(procyclidine hydrochloride) 5 mg Scored Tablets
KEMADRIN (procyclidine hydrochloride) is a synthetic antispasmodic compound of relatively low toxicity. It has been shown to be useful for the symptomatic treatment of parkinsonism (paralysis agitans) and extrapyramidal dysfunction caused by tranquilizer therapy. Procyclidine hydrochloride was developed at The Wellcome Research Laboratories as the most promising of a series of antiparkinsonism compounds produced by chemical modification of antihistamines. Procyclidine hydrochloride is a white crystalline substance which is soluble in water and almost tasteless. It is known chemically asα-cyclohexyl-α-phenyl-1-pyrrolidinepropanol hydrochloride and has the following structural formula:
KEMADRIN is available in tablet form for oral administration. Each scored tablet contains5 mg procyclidine hydrochloride and the inactive ingredients corn and potato starch, lactose, and magnesium stearate.
What are the precautions when taking procyclidine hydrochloride tablets (Kemadrin)?
Before taking procyclidine, 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: blockage of the bladder, personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type), blockage of the esophagus/stomach/intestines (e.g., bowel obstruction), severe ulcerative colitis, certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: alcohol use, breathing problems (e.g.,...
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/1/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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