Kemadrin 5 mg
Kemadrin 5mg is prescribed to relieve unwanted movements due to the side effects of antipsychotic drugs such as chlorpromazine/haloperidol. It may also be given to treat the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. Procyclidine is the active ingredient which is categorized under the category anticholinergics, and it works by blocking the action of a natural substance called acetylcholine in the body. This provides relief from muscle stiffness, sweating, and improves walking ability in patients with Parkinson's disease. Anticholinergics are considered to treat muscle spasms of the back, neck, and eyes that sometimes result from the use of antipsychotic drugs. They are also helpful in decreasing muscle stiffness/rigidity.
The medicine is usually taken three to four times a day after consuming food after bedtime. It is wise to take the medication as directed by your health care specialist. Initially, your health care specialist may prescribe a low dose and slowly decreases the dose to find the best dose that suits you. The dosage of medicine depends on a patient’s medical condition and response to therapy. Take the medication without missing any dose to get the maximum benefits. If you are using antacids, containing, aluminum, calcium, or magnesium, leave a gap of at least 1 to 2 hours dose of Kemadrin and certain medications for diarrhea. Take your Procyclidine tablet at least two hours after ketoconazole. Antacids and certain medicines for diarrhea, when taken together with Kemadrin, the absorption of both the drugs, may be prevented.
Potential Side Effects
The side effects that usually lessen as your body used to Kemadrin are constipation, nausea, nervousness, dry mouth, blurred vision, flushing, dizziness, and drowsiness. In cases any of these persist or become troublesome, contact your health care specialist straight away. You must remember that medicine has prescribed you because he/she has judged that benefits are greater for you than the risk of side effects. Many people taking Procyclidine tablets do not experience serious side effects.
Immediately make a call to your health care specialist if any of the following serious side effects occur:
- Decreased sexual ability
- Severe abdominal pain
- painful swallowing
- Difficulty urinating
You need to get immediate medical attention if you develop serious side effects such as slow heartbeat, hallucinations, memory problems, vision changes, fainting, severe dizziness, chest pain, confusion, fast heartbeat etc.
Before using this medicine, consult your health care specialist if you have a family history of glaucoma, blockage in the oesophagus, intestines, or stomach, myasthenia gravis, obstruction of the bladder, ulcerative colitis. Let your health care specialist know about your medical history especially asthma, angina, heart attack, kidney disease, liver impairment, mental health issues, autonomic neuropathy, overactive thyroid, enlarged prostate, acid reflux.