Trihexyphenidyl

Trihexyphenidyl treats tremors caused by Parkinson's disease and treats tremors caused by other medications. Take this medication with meals to lessen stomach upset.

Trihexyphenidyl Overview

Reviewed: October 14, 2013
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Trihexyphenidyl is a prescription medication used to treat tremors caused by Parkinson's disease, other conditions, or drugs. Trihexyphenidyl belongs to a group of drugs called antispasmotics, which work by relaxing the muscles.

This medication comes in capsule and oral solution forms and is typically taken 3 or 4 times a day, just before or just after each meal. The fourth dose, if prescribed, is to be taken at bedtime.

Common side effects of trihexyphenidyl include dryness of the mouth, blurry vision, dizziness, mild nausea or nervousness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how trihexyphenidyl affects you.

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Uses of Trihexyphenidyl

Trihexyphenidyl is a prescription medication used to treat tremors caused by Parkinson's disease, other conditions, or drugs.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Trihexyphenidyl Brand Names

Trihexyphenidyl may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Trihexyphenidyl Drug Class

Trihexyphenidyl is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Trihexyphenidyl

Serious side effects have been reported with trihexyphenidyl. See the “Drug Precautions” section.

Common side effects of trihexyphenidyl include dryness of the mouth, blurry vision, dizziness, mild nausea or nervousness.

This is not a complete list of trihexyphenidyl side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.