Kemadrin is a medicinal drug approved for the treatment of Parkinson's disease or involuntary movements due to the side effects of certain psychiatric drugs. This medication has active ingredient Procyclidine Hydrochloride, which belongs to a class of drugs known as antipsychotics. Monarch Pharmaceuticals, Inc, one of the fastest-growing pharmaceutical companies in the industry. It is offered in a dosage of 5 mg.
Manufacturer: Monarch Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Active Ingredient: The main active component of this medicine is Procyclidine Hydrochloride. It is tertiary alcohol that plays the role of a muscarinic antagonist, an anti-Parkinson drug and an anti-dyskinesia agent. It is also a member of pyrrolidines. A muscarinic antagonist that crosses the blood-brain barrier and is indicated in the treatment of drug-induced extrapyramidal disorders and in parkinsonism.
Indications: Procyclidine composed of medicine is indicated in the treatment of symptoms of Parkinson's disease or involuntary movements caused by the side effects of certain psychiatric drugs like chlorpromazine/haloperidol. Kemadrin belongs to a class of drugs called anticholinergics that work by blocking a certain natural substance like acetylcholine. It also helps reduce muscle stiffness, sweating, and the production of saliva, and improves walking ability in people with Parkinson's disease.
Anticholinergics stop severe muscle spasms of the back, neck, and eyes that are sometimes induced by psychiatric drugs. It decreases other side effects like muscle stiffness/rigidity.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medication works by blocking the receptors that acetylcholine acts on. Kemadrin reduces the activity of the acetylcholine and restores the balance of acetylcholine and dopamine in the brain. Due to decrease in dopamine, it can produce side effects that resemble the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Dosages: This effective drug is made available in dosage as given below:
- 5 mg: It is an oral drug should be taken 3 to 4 times a day after meals and at bedtime or as directed by the doctor
Note: It should not be used in angle-closure glaucoma. This medication is not helpful in treating movement problems induced by tardive dyskinesia and may worsen them.