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Will benadryl (diphenhydramine) have an effect on a methacholine challenge since its a anticholinergic drug?

Will benadryl (diphenhydramine) have an effect on a methacholine challenge since its a anticholinergic drug?

Possibly : To get the best indication of bronchial hyper reactivity, you should not take any antihistamines for 3 to 7 days before the challenge. Unless, of course, the point is to see if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will diminish the reactivity. That's why you need to discuss such questions with the physician who ordered the test. ...Read more

Anticholinergic (Definition)

Most drugs have some anticholinergic qualities, which means they interfere with the normal function ...Read more


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Can I use anticholinergic drug reverse bradycardia?

Can I use anticholinergic drug reverse bradycardia?

Do not experiment: Talk with to u physician and listen to his advise. ...Read more

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Can artane cause hypoglycemia?

Can artane cause hypoglycemia?

Unlikely: This is not a common adverse reaction for artane. ...Read more

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Why is haloperidol given with artane?

Why is haloperidol given with artane?

Other way around: Artane is given with haloperidal to reduce or eliminate the side effects of haloperidal such as muscle cramping, known as dystonias. ...Read more

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What are side effects from artane/benzhexol/trihexyphenidyl?

What are side effects from artane/benzhexol/trihexyphenidyl?

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

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Is artane effective for controlling hyperactivity in children?

Is artane effective for controlling hyperactivity in children?

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

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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?

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

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What do you advise if I'm taking bhp(artane) to increase dopamine level?

?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

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Trihexphenidyl (Definition)

Trihexphenidyl hydrochloride is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Balin
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Artane (Definition)

Artane is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more