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Some commonly used brand names are: In the U.S. -- Akineton(2) Artane(5) Artane Sequels(5) Cogentin(1) Kemadrin(4) Parsidol(3) Trihexane(5) Trihexy(5) In Canada -- Akineton(2) Apo-Benztropine(1) Apo-Trihex(5) Artane(5) Artane Sequels(5) Cogentin(1) Kemadrin(4) Parsitan(3) PMS Benztropine(1) PMS Procyclidine(4) PMS Trihexyphenidyl(5) Procyclid(4)
Other commonly used names are: Benzatropine Profenamine
For quick reference, the following antidyskinetics are numbered to match the corresponding brand names.
This information applies to the following medicines:
2.Biperiden (bye-PER-i-den )
4. Procyclidine ( proe-SYE-kli-deen)
5.Trihexyphenidyl (trye-hex-ee-FEN-i-dill )(***)
(***)Generic name product may be available in the U.S.
(s.)Generic name product may be available in Canada
(*)Not commercially available in the U.S.
(**)Not commercially available in Canada
This information does (not) apply to Amantadine, Carbidopa and Levodopa, Diphenhydramine, Haloperidol, and Levodopa.
Antidyskinetic Benztropine Biperiden Ethopropazine Procyclidine Trihexyphenidyl Description
Antidyskinetics are used to treat Parkinson's disease, sometimes referred to as ``shaking palsy.'' By improving muscle control and reducing stiffness, this medicine allows more normal movements of the body as the disease symptoms are reduced. It is also used to control severe reactions to certain medicines such as reserpine (e.g., Serpasil) (medicine to control high blood pressure) or phenothiazines, chlorprothixene (e.g., Taractan), thiothixene (e.g., Navane), loxapine (e.g., Loxitane), and haloperidol (e.g., Haldol) (medicines for nervous, mental, and emotional conditions).
Antidyskinetics may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
These medicines are available only with your doctor's prescription in the following dosage forms:
Oral Benztropine Tablets (U.S. and Canada) Biperiden Tablets (U.S. and Canada) Ethopropazine Tablets (U.S. and Canada) Procyclidine Elixir (Canada) Tablets (U.S. and Canada) …