Anti-cholinergic drug

Anti-cholinergic drug

A medication that blocks or subdues the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
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Scopolamine, an anti-cholinergic drug causes memory impairments in healthy young humans that parallel the memory impairments seen in non-demented drug-free elderly subjects (Araujo et al.
Prosecutors said the 26-year-old Emirati had 16,600 pills containing Procyclidine (an anti-cholinergic drug prescribed for patients with parkinsonism and to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment given for schizophrenia) and 3,668 Tramadol pills.
Additionally, patients may have received concomitant treatment with stable doses of a dopamine agonist and/or an anti-cholinergic drug.
The studies also reinforce that BIS-001's potent seizure-protectant effect and clean safety profile are unique in the anti-cholinesterase class, highlighting the contrast with the narrow therapeutic window of marketed anti-cholinergic drugs such as Aricept[sup.
That is why, in humans, anti-cholinergic drugs or drugs with anti-cholinergic side-effects are known to cause dry eyes (Dartt 2009).
But these anti-cholinergic drugs produce various side effects like dryness of mouth, constipation, urinary retention, etc.
IF nothing helps, your GP can refer you to a dermatologist who can prescribe anti-cholinergic drugs.
Overactive bladder, a condition characterized by symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency and urge incontinence, may be treated with anti-cholinergic drugs, such as oxybutynin, since these agents can stabilize the bladder muscle and reduce the urgent sensations to urinate, leading to urinary frequency and incontinence.