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Artane® (trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride) is commonly prescribed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and extrapyramidal symptoms, which are a side effect caused by certain antipsychotic medications. The medicine comes in both tablet and elixir form, and is generally taken three to four times a day. It works by affecting a specific neurotransmitter in the brain.
Prior to beginning treatment with Artane, inform your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking. People who have high blood pressure or glaucoma, for example, might need to take a different medication.
(Click Artane for more information on this drug, including possible side effects, dosing guidelines, what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and more.)
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