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Parnil 5 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Parnil Tablet

Parnil 5 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and drug induced abnormal movements. It helps by improving muscle control and reducing the stiffness of the muscle, so that they can move easily.

Parnil 5 mg Tablet is taken by mouth with food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor as may result in worsening of symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes nausea, vomiting, constipation, and blurred vision. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Dry mouth may occur commonly while using this medicine so, try to do frequent mouth rinses, maintain good oral hygiene and increase water intake. Avoid wearing contact lenses as may cause dry eyes also.

Parnil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Nervousness

How to use Parnil 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. Parnil 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Parnil Tablet works

Parnil 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.

Parnil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Parnil 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Parnil 5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Parnil 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Parnil 5 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Parnil 5 mg Tablet can cause blurring of vision, dizziness, mild nausea, and mental confusion in some cases. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Parnil 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.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Parnil 5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Parnil 5 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.
  • Monitoring of intraocular pressure is required while taking this medicine, as an increase in eye pressure may cause blurry vision.
  • You may be asked for regular monitoring of hypotension,  kidney, liver, and cardiac disorder while taking this medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor if you suffer from  glaucoma or if you have trouble passing urine.
  • Do not stop taking Parnil 5 mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as that may cause worsening of symptoms.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Parnil

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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?
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
need to examine to opine
Parkinson's disease for 25 yrs. Taking allopathy Suggestions needed
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Kindly consult to any good Ayuvedic Panchkarma center. Panchkarma therapy will give you some result .
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FAQs

Q. Is Parnil a narcotic? Can I get high after taking Parnil?

No, Parnil is not a narcotic. However, its hallucinogenic and euphoriant properties may make the people abuse its use.

Q. Does Parnil make you drowsy?

Yes, Parnil may cause drowsiness in some cases. Some people may even experience difficulty in falling asleep. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery when you experience drowsiness or if it causes blurring of vision, dizziness, mild nausea and mental confusion.

Q. What happens if more than the recommended doses of Parnil are taken?

Taking more than the recommended doses of Parnil may cause flushing of the skin, nausea, vomiting, dilated pupils, increased heartbeat, rapid respiration, fever, increase in blood pressure, and dryness of mouth, tongue and skin. A rash may appear on the face or upper trunk. You may also experience restlessness, confusion, hallucinations, paranoid and psychotic reactions, incoordination, delirium (a state of mental confusion and emotional disruption) and occasionally convulsions.

Q. Does Parnil cause weight gain?

Yes, Parnil may cause weight gain. If you are concerned about your weight gain, consult a dietician for diet plan, exercise regularly, and eat a healthy and nutritious diet.

Q. Can I crush Parnil?

No, Parnil should not be crushed. It should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water. Consult your doctor if you are not sure about how to take this medicine.

Q. Can I take Parnil with food?

Parnil may be taken before or after meals according to the effects experienced by the patient. If Parnil tends to dry the mouth excessively, it may be better to take it before meals, unless it causes nausea. If taken after meals, it may cause induced thirst which can be reduced by peppermint, chewing gum, or water.

Q. For how long do I need to take Parnil?

You should continue taking Parnil as long as your doctor advises you. In some cases, the use of Parnil may continue indefinitely. Such patients are often kept under careful observation for a longer period of time.

Q. What if I stop taking Parnil abruptly?

You should not stop taking Parnil without consulting your doctor as your symptoms may get worse. If you feel your dose needs to be lowered, then consult your doctor who will reduce your dose gradually.

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