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Artane Allergy In Children
Artane allergy: Artane (trihexyphenidyl HCl) is an antispasmodic medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse reactions see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/artane-side-effects-drug-center. Htm ...Read more
Not especially: Artane is an anticholinergic, and that class of medications is not useful for treating adhd. If the hyperactivity is caused by some other factor such as anxiety or side effect from another medication, Artane may "slow" a child, but the effect is through sedation and not specific and tends to wear off over time. ...Read more
Artane: Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat and prevent the same muscular conditions when they are caused by drugs such as Chlorpromazine (thorazine), Fluphenazine (prolixin), Perphenazine (trilafon), haloperidol (haldol), thiothixene (navane), and others. ...Read more
Geodon (ziprasidone): Bipolar disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
? Parkinson's: Artane can be used for Parkinson's and also to counteract side effects from psychiatrist medications. Am unclear regarding your question, as you do not specify what kind of advice you seek. ...Read more
I am using inderal (propranolol) and artane and have put on a little weight since starting. Is this a common side effect?
Inderal (propranolol): Not common side effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been on psychotropic meds for a long time. I am having some severe side effects I am on artane which impairs cognition. What can I do?
Please have your: Dermatologist and your psychiatrist discuss your care. You will probably need to sign an authorization for release of information for both. Insure that they are both aware of your concerns before hand. This is best handled by a team approach. Take care. ...Read more
Artane: First of all, why are you on Artane? You are pretty young to have Parkinson. Secondly, you need to understang there are side effects with increasing your medication dose. Not knowing your medical history, it is hard for me to decide if increasing your dose is a good idea. You need to talk to the prescribing provider if increasing the the dose is advisable. ...Read more
See Below: Lithium prescribed for treatment and management of the manic stage of bipolar disorders. Sometimes it's given for depression if antidepressants have proven to be ineffective. Haloperidol is conventional antipsychotic and is also used to treat motor tics. Artane used to control sx of Parkinson's and side effects of anti-psychotic drugs, such as haloperidol (haldol). ...Read more
Parkinson's disease: does the medication for it (inderal (propranolol) and artane) make you gain weight?
I am using inderal (propranolol) and artane and have put on a little weight since. Is weight gain a common side effect?
My psychiatrist is away for a while and I wanted to know what are the phenylpiracetam interactions with lithium, zoloft, (sertraline) risperidal, and artane?
Med Interaction: Perhaps one of the psychiatrists here can take this question. If they don't contact who ever may be taking call for your reg. Psychiatrist. Drs generally have another dr. Cover for them while they are out of town. ...Read more
What is more effective for akathisia caused by geodon (ziprasidone) and other antipsychotics. Artane or cogentin?
Both can work, BUT: I think these traditional drugs both work equally well and have significant and substantial anti-cholinergic side effects, such as visual blurring, dryness of mouth, postural hypotension, bladder issues, drowsiness, dizziness. With your restless leg issues, maybe a dopamine agonist could address both issues. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I'm currently taking risperdone, Artane, Lexapro, (escitalopram) and Lamictal. Is it safe to use passion flower with those for insomnia?
Talk to your doctor: In general, I recommend patients to not combine their psychiatric medications with herbals. Based upon my review of Passion flower, increased drowsiness is the main risk. Some herbals increase the risk of Serotonin syndrome when combined with psych meds. I did not see any reports of this with Passion flower. Talk to your doctor before combining your meds with any herbal preparations. Best wishes! ...Read more
Is artane or cogentin better for akathisia and dystonia caused by geodon (ziprasidone)? Also what has less side effects? But what is more effective is moreimportant
Probably cogentin (benztropine) is: Better, has lessside effects..Get a more detailed answer ›
I don't trust my doctor for certain reasons and I wanted to know what are the phenylpiracetam interactions with lithium, zoloft, (sertraline) risperidal, and artane?
Second opinion: The doctor patient relationship is very important. You can start w/getting a second opinion from another doc. If you are more comfortable w/second or even third doc, then stay w/him or her. If you don't trust any doc then you would do well to sort that out w/a therapist. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have Parkinson's and I am on artane, and sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa). Is there something that can help my inner tremor. It's really bad in morning.
Internal tremor: Dopamine agonists like rotigatine, ropinirole ; Pramipexole may help. Amantadine can curb dyskinesia from sinemet, (carbidopa and levodopa) but may not help much for inner tremor. Younger people often tolerate higher doses of artane/ trihexyphenidyl than elderly, the drug of choice for pd-related tremor. Beta blockers like Propranolol may also reduce this tremor. Ask your neurologist for guidance. Good luck. ...Read more
Parkinson. Slowness movement, beginning state. 2 guide fr 2 doctors: 1st: sifrol 250; 2nd: trivastal 50mg, lioresal (baclofen) 10mg, artane 2mg. Which one better?
Critique: Trivastal, a newer Dopamine agonist, is not available in the usa, but might be a choice. Sifrol, pramipexole, is likely your safest and best starting drug. There is no role for lioresal, (baclofen) and Artane is literally "poison" and is not used in the usa. Choose the doc who recommended sifrol. ...Read more
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more