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Artane® (trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride) is a medication that can be prescribed for treating extrapyramidal symptoms caused by antipsychotic medications and Parkinson's disease (as well as other similar conditions). It is a type of anticholinergic drug that works by blocking the effects of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. Artane comes in tablet and elixir form, and is generally taken three or four times a day.
 
(Click Artane to read the full-length article on Artane, which includes information on how the drug works, what side effects may occur, when and how to take the medication, and what you should know before starting treatment.)
 
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