Artane Uses

A couple of conditions can be treated with Artane. Uses of the drug include the treatment of Parkinson's disease (and other similar conditions) and extrapyramidal disorders caused by antipsychotic medications. Artane is not specifically approved for use in children. Occasionally, healthcare providers may also recommend off-label Artane uses, such as for treating excessive salivation due to medications or other causes.

Artane Uses: An Overview

Artane® (trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride) is a prescription medication. It belongs to a group of medicines known as anticholinergics. It is approved to treat the following conditions:
 
  • Parkinson's disease and other similar conditions (when used in combination with other medications)
  • Extrapyramidal disorders (movement or muscle tension disorders) caused by antipsychotic medications.
     

Artane for Parkinsonism

Artane is approved to treat parkinsonism, which includes Parkinson's disease and several other Parkinson's-like conditions. Specifically, it is approved to treat the following:
 
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Postencephalic parkinsonism
  • Arteriosclerotic parkinsonism.
     
(Please see Parkinsonism for more information on these different types of parkinsonism.)
 
Although other types of medications (typically carbidopa-levodopa medicines) are the mainstay of Parkinson's disease treatment, Artane can be helpful when used in addition to such medications.
 
5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About ED

Artane Drug Information

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.