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Kemadrin Medication - Uses and Side Effects

 

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Generic Name

  • Procyclidine.

Brand Names

  • Kemadrin.

General Information

Kemadrin lessens the effects of certain chemicals in your body which may become unbalanced as a consequence of disease, drug therapy, or other causes. Kemadrin may cause several side effects, such as blurred vision, giddiness or confusion, that may reduce your ability to drive or operate machinery safely. Alcohol may increase slumberousness and dizziness while you are taking procyclidine.

Kemadrin is used to cure the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat and prevent these same muscular accustoms when they are caused by drugs such as chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, perphenazine, and others. This medicine can normally be used effectively and monotonously in combination with antipsychotic medicines, to treat the extrapyramidal side effects of the antipsychotic. Nevertheless, on rare occasions, it may worsen the abnormal body movements.

Kemadrin Dosage

  • The dose of kemadrin will be different for different patients.

Side Effects of Kemadrin

  • Blurred vision.
  • Decreased sweating.
  • Difficult or painful urination.
  • Dryness of mouth.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Drowsiness.

Warnings and precautions before taking Kemadrin

Do not take a double dose of this medication. Use alcohol carefully. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking procyclidine. This medicine may cause different side effects, such as blurred vision, dizziness or confusion, which may reduce your competency to drive or operate machinery safely. Do not drive or operate machinery till you know how this medicine affects you and you are sure it won't influence your performance.

Overdosage

Any medication taken in excess can have serious corollaries. If overdose is distrusted, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of a procyclidine overdose involve large pupils; warm, dry skin; flushed face; fever; dry mouth; fast or irregular heartbeat; anxiety; hallucinations; confusion; agitation; hyperactivity; loss of consciousness; and seizures.