Procyclidine Hydrochloride tablet
What is this medicine?
PROCYCLIDINE is an anticholinergic agent. It works by relaxing smooth muscle, which stops muscle spasms. This medicine is used to treat the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat and prevent these same muscular conditions when they are caused by certain drugs.
What should my health care professional know before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- angle-closure glaucoma
- high blood pressure
- heart or blood vessel disease
- kidney or liver problems
- mental or mood disorders
- muscle weakness
- ulcerative colitis
- urination problems
- uncontrolled movements of the hands, mouth or tongue
- an unusual or allergic reaction to prociclidine, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I take this medicine?
Take the tablets by mouth. Take the medicine with food or immediately after finishing a meal. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking the medicine except on your prescriber's advice.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including nonprescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What should I watch for while taking this medicine?
Procyclidine may cause lightheadedness or blurred vision. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. Using Procyclidine alone, with certain other medicines or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
Procyclidine may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. Alcohol, hot weather, exercise, and fever can increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Also, sit or lie down at the first sign of dizziness, lightheadedness, or weakness.
Do not become overheated in hot weather or during exercise or other activities; heatstroke may occur.
What side effects may I notice from this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
- difficulty breathing or swallowing, hoarseness, or tightening of the throat
- swelling of your face, lips, tongue, hands, or feet
- chest pain
- difficult or painful urination
- fast or uneven heart beat
- eye pain
- mental or mood changes
- uncontrolled movements
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- blurred vision
- dilated pupils
- dry mouth
- loss of appetite
- upset stomach
This list may not include all possible side effects.
Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.
Store Kemadrin at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom.