Procyclidine is used in patients with akathisia and parkinsonism, and to reduce the adverse effects of anti-psychotic treatment for schizophrenic patients. Procyclidine is also used to treat abnormal muscle contractions which result in twisting postures of the limbs or face.
Some side effects of this medicine are drowsiness, flushing, dizziness, constipation, nausea, blurred vision, weakness, nervousness, dry mouth, decreased sexual ability, painful swallowing, severe abdominal pain and difficulty urinating.
This drug should not be used if you have certain medical conditions like blockage of the bladder, glaucoma, blockage of the digestive tract, severe ulcerative colitis or a muscle disease. Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you suffer from alcoholism, breathing problems, heart problems, diarrhoea caused by an infection, kidney disease, high or low blood pressure, liver disease, intestinal problems, overactive thyroid, mood problems, seizure, certain nerve disease, stomach problems, stroke or urinating problems.
It is recommended to take this medicine usually 3 to 4 times a day after meals and at bedtime or as prescribed by your doctor. You may have to start with a low dose and increase your dose gradually. Follow all the instructions your doctor gives regarding the duration and amount of medicine to take.
Is It safe with alcohol?Dinace 5mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Dinace 5mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Procyclidine as ingredient
This medication stabilises the cholinergic and dopaminergic activity in the basal ganglia by inhibiting the central cholinergic receptor. This drug plays an antispasmodic effect on smooth muscle and might generate mydriasis and lessening in salivation.
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