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Trihexyphenidyl (Artane) – Pharmacist Review – Uses, Dosing, Side Effects

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In this episode, I discuss a medication known as trihexyphenidyl (Artane, Trihexane, Tritane).

Hey everybody welcome back to drug talk as always i’m your host gary campbell in today’s video we’re going to be discussing the medication known as trihexyphenodyl its brand name is artane and before i talk about the medication itself just keep in mind that this channel is for information purposes only and not to be used as a source for recommendations for your

Personal health care now during this presentation we’ll discuss the mechanism of action or how this medication works indications or reasons we prescribe this medication to a patient followed by contraindications or reasons we would not be able to prescribe trihexyphenidal then discuss examples of dosing and finish it off with side effects i’ve put together some

Slides to go over this information let’s jump right into it so the first thing to discuss here would be the mechanism of action or how this medication works so trihexy fenidyl is a synthetic piperidine salt and is an antispasmodic drug it directly inhibits the parasympathetic nervous system and its effects result in smooth muscle relaxation in terms of indications

Or reasons we prescribe this medication to a patient well we may see this medication prescribed as an adjunct or add-on therapy in parkinsonism as well it may be used in the same situation but in parkinson’s disease so again as an add-on therapy and finally this medication may be used for medication-induced movement disorders with respect to contraindications or

Reasons we would not be able to prescribe trihexy fenidyl well first of all we wouldn’t give this medication to a patient to add a hypersensitivity to trihexyphenidal or to any other component of the product as well patients with narrow angle glaucoma cannot use this medication now for an example of dosing with trihexyphenidal so in the treatment of parkinson’s

Disease again as an add-on or adjunct therapy we may see an initial dose of one milligram orally once daily the patient could then increase the dose by two milligrams per day at intervals of three to five days the usual dosage is 6 to 10 milligrams per day some patients may require 12 to 15 however and when you reach maintenance dose it should be given in three

Divided doses or even four doses throughout the day if we’re at 10 milligrams per day or higher as with all medications there are some side effects or adverse reactions that patients may experience while using triaxifenidal so go over some of those here now some common side effects so ranging from about 30 to 50 percent some patients may experience xerostomia or

Dry mouth nausea some patients may experience dizziness or blurred vision and lastly here a feeling of nervousness some more serious side effects may be confusion angle closure glaucoma or a patient they become disorientated all right everybody that’s all we’re going to talk about today with trihexy phenodyl or artane as always i’m very thankful you took the time

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Trihexyphenidyl (Artane) – Pharmacist Review – Uses, Dosing, Side Effects By Drug Talk