What is Bexol (Trihexyphenidyl) used for?
Bexol (Trihexyphenidyl) is an oral medication used to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease such as tremors or unsteady movements. It operates by blocking the release of acetylcholine to decrease muscle stiffness increasing freedom of movement and flexibility. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions with similar symptoms.
How should I use Bexol (Trihexyphenidyl)?
Bexol (Trihexyphenidyl) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered three to four times each day, but your particular instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the doses whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. These may be taken on an empty stomach but a meal is recommended if you experience nausea. Never split, crush, or chew the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Bexol (Trihexyphenidyl)?
The use of Bexol (Trihexyphenidyl) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include fever, flu symptoms, severe anxiety, seizures, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Bexol (Trihexyphenidyl) if you are fructose intolerant or if you have tardive dyskinesia. Also inform your physician if you have an enlarged prostate, myasthenia gravis, glaucoma, decreased heart function, hypertension, intestinal blockage, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further complications from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Bexol (Trihexyphenidyl). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.