Heksi 5 mg Tablet is an anticholinergic medication. It works by decreasing the activity of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) in the brain. This improves muscle control and reduces stiffness in Parkinson's disease. It also improves movement disorder (restlessness, involuntary movements or muscle spasm) caused by certain other medicines.
If Heksi 5 mg Tablet causes your mouth to dry excessively, it may be better to take it before meals, unless it causes nausea. If taken after meals, thirst can be improved by sucking hard sugarless candy, chewing gum, or drinking water.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines to treat glaucoma.
Heksi 5 mg Tablet can cause blurred vision or dizziness. Do not drive and or operate machinery if you get blurred vision or dizziness.
Inform your doctor if you have trouble in passing urine.
Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Heksi 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Heksi 5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Heksi 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution during lactation.
Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body. Milk secretion may decrease.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Heksi 5 mg Tablet can cause blurring of vision, dizziness, mild nausea, and mental confusion in some cases. This may affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Heksi 5 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor. Patients with kidney disease should be closely monitored by a doctor while taking this medicine.
There is limited information available on the use of Heksi 5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Heksi is used in the management of Parkinson's disease as an add-on medicine along with other medicines. It helps by improving muscle control and reducing the stiffness of the muscle so that they can move naturally. Heksi can also be used to treat movement disorders (extreme restlessness, involuntary movements or muscle spasms) which can be caused by certain drugs.
Q. How does Heksi work?
Heksi works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger known as acetylcholine on the nerves of the smooth muscles; thereby, reducing the muscle spasm (involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles), tremor (uncontrolled shaking) and excessive salivation associated with Parkinson's disease.
Q. Is Heksi a narcotic substance?
No, Heksi is not a narcotic substance. Heksi is an antispasmodic(muscle relaxing) medicine and belongs to a group of medicines known as anticholinergics.
Q. Is Heksi safe?
Heksi is a safe medicine if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. What is Heksi?
Heksi is an antispasmodic (muscle relaxing) drug and belongs to a group of drugs known as 'anticholinergics'.
Q. Does Heksi get you high?
Heksi has been reported to get you a high. Please use this drug only for prescribed duration in doses as recommended by your doctor.
Q. Does Heksi cause weight gain?
Heksi has not been seen to cause weight gain. However, weight loss has been reported with Heksi in children. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an unexpected change in your weight while you are taking Heksi.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.