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Procyclidine Hydrochloride

[ Generic Medicines for Epilepsy Treatment ]

Procyclidine Hydrochloride is an alcohol that contains propan-1-ol. This active component plays the role of a muscarinic antagonist, an antiparkinson drug and an antidyskinesia agent. It is a member of pyrrolidines and a muscarinic antagonist that crosses the blood-brain barrier and is intended to treat drug-induced extrapyramidal disorders and in parkinsonism.

Class of Drugs – Anticholinergics

Molecular Formula – C19H29NO

Molecular Weight - 287.4 g/mol

Working: This active medication belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. Procyclidine Hydrochloride acts by blocking a certain natural substance like acetylcholine. This medication reduces muscle stiffness, sweating, and the production of saliva. It also helps improve walking ability in people with Parkinson's disease.

Uses: This particular medicine is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of Parkinson's disease or involuntary movements because of the side effects of certain psychiatric drugs like antipsychotics such as chlorpromazine/haloperidol. Procyclidine Hydrochloride anticholinergic drug blocks a certain natural substance to decrease muscle stiffness, sweating, and formation of saliva and improves walking ability in people with Parkinson's disease.

It can be used to stop severe muscle spasms of the back, neck, and eyes that are sometimes induced by psychiatric drugs. It can also reduce other side effects like muscle stiffness/rigidity.

Popular Brands and Dosages: This active component is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:

  • Kemadrin: 5 mg

This drug is not recommended to treat the movement problems caused by tardive dyskinesia and may worsen them. Antacids and drugs for diarrhea may prevent the absorption of this drug, do not use these products while consuming given medication.