What Is Akineton?
hydrochloride) is a prescription medication approved for treating the following conditions:
Who Makes Akineton?
Akineton is made by Abbott Laboratories and is sold by Par Pharmaceuticals.
How Does It Work?
Akineton is an anticholinergic medication. This means that it works by blocking the effects of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter (a chemical in the nervous system). Normal muscle movement control requires a careful balance of acetylcholine and dopamine (another neurotransmitter). In Parkinson's disease, as well as extrapyramidal disorders caused by antipsychotic medications, dopamine levels are decreased, creating an imbalance between dopamine and acetylcholine. By blocking the effects of acetylcholine, Akineton helps to reestablish a normal balance between dopamine and acetylcholine.