Kemadrin (Procyclidine) is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease such as stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control. It is also used to treat involuntary movements due to the side effects of certain psychiatric drugs such as chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, and perphenazine. Kemadrin belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. It works by blocking a certain natural substance called acetylcholine. This medication helps decrease muscle stiffness, sweating, production of saliva, and helps improve walking ability in people with Parkinson’s disease.
We currently offer the generic Kemadrin (Procyclidine Elixir) from Canada. The brand Kemadrin is not available.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication. The less serious side effects of Kemadrin may include constipation or difficulty urinating, decreased sweating, drowsiness, dry mouth, large pupils or blurred vision, and upset stomach.
Stop taking this medication and seek emergency medical help if any of these serious side effects occur:
• Anxiety, confusion;
• Agitation, disorientation, hallucinations;
• Eye pain;
• Fast or irregular heartbeat;
• Hyperactivity or loss of consciousness;
• Unusual behavior;
• Unusual fever
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Procyclidine if you are allergic to it or if you have:
• An obstruction in your bowel or megacolon;
• Myasthenia gravis;
• Narrow-angle glaucoma
Prior to taking this medication, tell your doctors about your medical history and if you have:
• An enlarged prostate;
• Depression or any other mental illness;
• Epilepsy or another seizure disorder;
• Heart disease or an irregular heartbeat;
• Kidney or liver disease
Kemadrin may cause blurred vision, or make you dizzy or may impair your reactions. Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medication will affect you. Use caution while drinking alcohol, it may increase drowsiness and dizziness. Avoid becoming overheated; this medication may cause decreased sweating. Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Kemadrin and other medications. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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