biperiden hydrochloride


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biperiden hydrochloride

[bīper′idən]
a synthetic anticholinergic agent.
indications It may be prescribed in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and drug-induced extrapyramidal disorders. Biperiden hydrochloride is administered orally, and biperiden lactate is administered intramuscularly or intravenously.
contraindications Narrow-angle glaucoma, asthma, obstruction of the genitourinary or GI tract, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions are blurred vision, central nervous system effects, urinary retention, postural hypotension, tachycardia, dry mouth, decreased sweating, and hypersensitivity reactions.