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Parnil 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: D.D Pharmaceuticals
Medicine composition: Trihexyphenidyl
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Parnil 5 MG Tablet is known to be an anticholinergic, thus it effectively relaxes some muscles of the body by stalling nerve impulses. The drug is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other conditions with similar symptoms.

Doctor’s generally do not recommend this medicine to patients who may be allergic to components present in it or patients who have problems like angle closure glaucoma, bowel and stomach issues, heart issues, an esophagus that has narrowed or blockage of the urinary tract.

Certain medical conditions can reduce the effectiveness of the drug or create complications with the treatment. Thus before you start taking Parnil 5 MG Tablet provide your doctor a detailed medical history, and ensure that it includes the health issues you currently have and related medicines you are taking. Pregnant women or women who are planning to have a baby should also inform their doctor before taking this drug. The same applies for breast feeding women. It is best that you tell your medical practitioner about any kidney or liver problems you suffer from as well.

Parnil 5 MG Tablet should be taken orally, either before a meal or after. If you mouth becomes extremely dry after you take the tablet, it is recommended that you take your dose before food. Although patients who suffer from nausea are generally advised to take the drug after food.

Like all medicines, even Parnil 5 MG Tablet results in some side effects. You may suffer from some minor side effects like constipation, blurry vision, dryness of the mouth, feeling sleepy, increased sensitivity to light and headache. Although major side effects are very rare, immediate medical aid should be sought if they do occur. For instance get in touch with your doctor if you experience chest pain, problems with swallowing food, problems while urinating or develop fever accompanied with chills.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

  • Parkinson's disease

    Parnil 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease which is a central nervous system disorder characterized by trembling of hands, arms, and face, slowness of movement and stiffness of limbs.
  • Drug-induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms

    Parnil 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of extrapyramidal symptoms like restlessness, muscle spasms, and contractions caused by medicines belongs to class phenothiazines, thioxanthenes, and butyrophenones.
  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Parnil 5 MG Tablet.
  • Narrow angle glaucoma

    Not recommended in patients with known case of narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 12 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 hour.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Parnil 5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    If you miss a dose of Parnil 5 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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Parnil 5 MG Tablet belongs to anticholinergics. It works by blocking the cholinergic activity in the central nervous system and reduces the body secretions, increases the heart rate, dilates the pupils and reduces spasm of smooth muscle. It also increases the dopamine which is used for smooth muscle movement.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Gastrointestinal blockage

    This medicine is not recommended in patients with gastrointestinal diseases as it may worsen the condition. Inform the doctor if you are suffering from any gastrointestinal diseases, an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Urinary tract obstruction

    This medicine is not recommended in patients with urinary tract obstruction diseases as it may worsen the condition. Inform the doctor if you are suffering from any urinary tract obstruction diseases, an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Atenolol

    Inform the doctor if you are receiving antihypertensives like atenolol, metoprolol etc., as these medicines may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision. The dose should be adjusted based on the clinical condition, Performing activities like driving, operating machinery is not recommended.

    Clobazam

    Inform the doctor if you are receiving medicines that act on the central nervous system like clobazam, carbamazepine as these medicines may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, breathing difficulty. The dose should be adjusted based on the clinical condition, Performing activities like driving, operating machinery is not recommended.

    Potassium chloride

    Inform the doctor if you are receiving any potassium supplements or medicines that increase the potassium concentration. These medicines are not recommended together as it causes gastrointestinal injury. Any symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, distention should be informed to the doctor.
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