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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Kemadrin (Overview)

Kemadrin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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What is kemadrin (procyclidine) used for ?

What is kemadrin (procyclidine) used for ?

Parkinson's disease: Kemadrin (procyclidine) is an anticholinergic medication used to treat some symptoms of parkinson's disease. It is not available in the us. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Kemadrin (Overview)

Kemadrin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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Just been prescribed quetiapine, procyclidine & citalopram but scared to take them. Are the safe to take together? Scared of the side effects.

Just been prescribed quetiapine, procyclidine & citalopram but scared to take them. Are the safe to take together? Scared of the side effects.

Seroquel (quetiapine): Combination is used fairly commoly. All medicines have side effects. Keep your doctor abreast of your progress. ...Read more

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Why is kemadrin (procyclidine) used ?

Why is kemadrin (procyclidine) used ?

Procyclidine: This is an old-fashioned anticholinergic used in the treatment of parkinson's and drug-induced parkinson's and in some other movement disorders. ...Read more

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What is kemadrin (procyclidine) used for ?

Parkinson's disease: Kemadrin (procyclidine) is an anticholinergic medication used to treat some symptoms of parkinson's disease. It is not available in the us. ...Read more

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Where can I get kemadrin (procyclidine) 5 mg tablets?

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Where can I get kemadrin (procyclidine) 5 mg tablets?

Kemadrin (procyclidine): From your doctor, by prescription only.

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How long does kemadrin procyclidine hydrochloride stays in system if 3 pills were taken?

How long does kemadrin procyclidine hydrochloride stays in system if 3 pills were taken?

It's not how many...: pills so much as how long is the half-life. This med's half-life is 12 hours. It takes 5.5 1/2-lives for anything to clear, presuming the liver & kidneys are fully functional. So, you're talking 2.75 days, not counting any active recognizable metabolites. Caveat: Long-term use may have caused a saturation of the drug in parts of the body - like a bank savings account- usually fat, slowing process ...Read more

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What can you tell me about procyclidine?

What can you tell me about procyclidine?

Psychotropics: Several medications have been tried, depending on the side-effect, such as Cogentin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for extra pyramidal symptoms due to Psychotropics such as Seroquel or Haldol. One other remedy for such side-effects is Kemadrin (Procyclidine) which helps treat involuntary movements due to its Anticholinergic effects. ...Read more

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Is procyclidine very addictive?

Is procyclidine very addictive?

Not in USA: I had to look this one up. It is no longer available in usa. It was used to treat parkinson's and other movement disorders. Maybe a doc who practices outside usa could answer your question. ...Read more

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Is procyclidine addictive and after how much?

Not in USA: I had to look this one up. It is no longer available in usa. It was used to treat parkinson's and other movement disorders. Maybe a doc who practices outside usa could answer your question. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a 30mg dose of procyclidine?

A discontinued med: Procyclidine is an old antiparkinson medication (anticholinergic as well) but it is not that effective and incidence of side effects is quite high and so this med has been dicontinued in the us. The max dosage is 60mg/day. If you have parkinson disease or some one you know using this med, consider consulting doc for eval as there are better alternatives available. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long procyclidine hydrochloride stays on the system !

About 60 hrs: For most medications, they stay in your system for about five half-lives. The half-life of this medication is about 12 hours, so figure about 60 hours for more than 95% of it to be out of your system. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What would a person who has taken a procyclidine overdose feel?

Spelling?: Is your spelling correct? Is this a street drug? Any other docs know what this is? ...Read more

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What to do if my amisulpride has been reduced to 200mg. Do i still need to take procyclidine 5mg with it?

YES/NO : some may need it some may not, depending on the severity of the EPS side effects you had on the higher dosage of Sulpride. please discuss this with your prescriber who may be the best to help you with this good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Can sunbeds affect my medication of amilsulpride and procyclidine?

Not in USA: I had to look this one up. It is no longer available in usa. It was used to treat parkinson's and other movement disorders. Maybe a doc who practices outside usa could answer your question. ...Read more

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Procyclidine tablets treat Parkinson's disease?

Procyclidine tablets treat Parkinson's disease?

Would not recommend!: Procyclidine is an anti-cholinergic medication which can be used to treat pd, similar to Artane & cogentin. They have fallen out of favor due to multiple side effects & modest anti-pd symptom benefits. A much better choice would be azilect, then Requip xl or neupro, (rotigotine) then eventually sinemet. Stay physically, mentally & spiritually (if important to you) active to keep your self in best shape :) rmh. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for procyclidine overdose?

Not in USA: I had to look this one up. It is no longer available in usa. It was used to treat parkinson's and other movement disorders. Maybe a doc who practices outside usa could answer your question. ...Read more

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Can I take procyclidine if I have akathisia from antipsychotics? Is there any bad side things side effects about it?

Can I take procyclidine if I have akathisia from antipsychotics? Is there any bad side things side effects about it?

Other options tried?: Procyclidine is used for the treatment of drug induced Parkinsonism and to reduce side effects of akathisia secondary to antipsychotic use. Side effects include dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention, constipation, palpitations, and CNS effects. You list Klonopin, (clonazepam) which can be used to help subjective distress. There are other options available that may have less of a side effect burden. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Procyclidine (Definition)

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