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Parkitane 2 mg Tablet


Overview

Parkitane Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision

How to use Parkitane Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Parkitane 2 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Parkitane Tablet works

Parkitane 2 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.

Parkitane Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Parkitane 2 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Parkitane 2 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Parkitane 2 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Parkitane 2 mg Tablet can cause blurring of vision, dizziness, mild nausea, and mental confusion in some cases. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Parkitane 2 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.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Parkitane 2 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Parkitane 2 mg Tablet helps treat Parkinson's disease and drug-induced abnormal movements.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • It may cause dry eyes. Avoid wearing contact lenses and inform your doctor if it bothers you.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you suffer from  glaucoma or if you have trouble passing urine.
  • Do not stop taking Parkitane 2 mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as that may cause worsening of symptoms.

Patient Concerns

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Hi my mom had Parkinson's disease but didn't get any operation but using tablets syndopa last night she take another tablet of pain killer with it by the morning my mom to full shivering of hands and legs so what do u suggest to do?
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Neurologist
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Parkinson's disease for 25 yrs. Taking allopathy Suggestions needed
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
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Kindly consult to any good Ayuvedic Panchkarma center. Panchkarma therapy will give you some result .
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FAQs

Q. What is Parkitane used for?

Parkitane 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. Parkitane 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 Parkitane work?

Parkitane 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 Parkitane a narcotic substance?

No, Parkitane is not a narcotic substance. Parkitane is an antispasmodic(muscle relaxing) medicine and belongs to a group of medicines known as anticholinergics.

Q. Is Parkitane safe?

Parkitane is a safe medicine if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

Q. What is Parkitane?

Parkitane is an antispasmodic (muscle relaxing) drug and belongs to a group of drugs known as 'anticholinergics'.

Q. Does Parkitane get you high?

Parkitane 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 Parkitane cause weight gain?

Parkitane has not been seen to cause weight gain. However, weight loss has been reported with Parkitane in children. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an unexpected change in your weight while you are taking Parkitane.

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