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Artane Anticholinergic Agent
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
Do not experiment: Talk with to u physician and listen to his advise. ...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
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
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