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Akineton® (biperiden hydrochloride) is a prescription drug used to treat Parkinson's disease and certain side effects of antipsychotic medicines known as extrapyramidal symptoms, or EPS. It comes in the form of a tablet and is taken one to four times a day. Although most people tolerate it well, side effects may include nausea, constipation, and dry mouth.
Before using Akineton, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have any other medical conditions, such as glaucoma, a bowel obstruction, or an enlarged prostate.
(Click Akineton for more information, including a detailed description of the medication's effects within the body, an expanded list of side effects, and the factors that will affect your dose.)
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