Kemadrin
DESCRIPTION

This is a medication used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This medication is also known as Procyclidine in the medical field.

How it works

Kemadrin belongs to a group of medications known as anticholinergics. These drugs work by blocking a particular natural substance in the body known as acetylcholine. This, in turn, can be useful in alleviating various medical conditions.

Uses

Kemadrin has a number of medical benefits. It is mainly used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s. It is particularly useful in improving the walking ability of those with Parkinson’s. This medication is also useful in treating involuntary movements that are caused due to the side of effects of various psychiatric drugs.

Dosage

This medication is generally taken on a daily basis, 3-4 times a day. It is generally consumed after meals and at bedtime. The dosage will be determined by a physician according to your medical condition and response to the treatment. Your physician might prescribe you a lower dosage and will increase it gradually over the course of the treatment.

If you are using this medicine in the liquid form, make sure to shake it well before use. You need to ensure that you consume this medicine with an appropriate measuring spoon or device. Do not use a regular spoon since it can lead to the wrong dosage.

In order to benefit from this medication, you need to take it as regularly as possible. If you keep forgetting your dose, then make sure to take it at the same time every day.

It is possible to develop an addiction this medication. Therefore, do not take it more than necessary or for longer than prescribed. You must not increase the dosage without consulting your physician. Doing so will not enhance the effectiveness of the medication; it will only increase the chance of side effects.

Side effects

During the treatment period, you are likely to experience the following side effects.

Dizziness
Drowsiness
Nausea
Constipation
Flushing
Nervousness
Blurred vision
Dry mouth

It is also possible for you to experience certain serious side effects such as abdominal pain, decreased sexual ability, painful swallowing and difficulty urinating.

If you do experience any of the above, do not hesitate to contact your physician as soon as possible.

Precautions

It is highly important for you to adhere to the following precautionary instructions to ensure your own safety.

To avoid dry mouth, use a salt substitute or chew gum.
Inform your physician if you have any allergies.
Brief your physician about your medical history, especially if you have a family history of glaucoma.
Inform your physician if you have suffered from alcohol or breathing problems.
Do not drive or operate machinery as this medication can make you dizzy and drowsy.
Drink plenty of water and fluids to over dehydration.
Be careful when giving this medication to older adults as it can make them more susceptible to side effects such as dizziness, constipation and memory problems.

Self-care

If you are taking this medication during the period of pregnancy, make sure to discuss the risks and benefits with your physician.

It is not known whether this medication can be passed on to babies via breast milk. Therefore, consult your physician before nursing your infant.

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