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Prolid 5mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Prolid 5mg 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.

Prolid 5mg Tablet should be taken with food as it reduces the side effects with this medicine. It should be taken at the same time each day, this helps to maintain a 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 the doctor as it may result in a worsening of symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include dilation of the pupil, blurring of vision, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, and constipation. It also causes dizziness, 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 it may cause dry eyes as well. It is important to inform your doctor if you suffer from glaucoma or have trouble passing urine.

Before using Prolid 5mg Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you've ever had heart problems, problems with passing urine, liver or kidney disease. It may also affect, or be affected by, some other drugs you are using so let your doctor know what these are to be safe. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before starting treatment with this medicine.

Uses of Prolid Tablet

Side effects of Prolid Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Prolid

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dilatation of pupil
  • Epigastric pain

How to use Prolid 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. Prolid 5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Prolid Tablet works

Prolid 5mg Tablet is a muscle relaxing medication. It works by decreasing the activity of excess acetylcholine in the brain. This improves muscle control and reduces stiffness. It helps patients with Parkinson's disease by improving muscle control and reducing stiffness so that they can move more naturally. It is also used to treat movement disorder (restlessness, involuntary movements or muscle spasm ) which can be caused by certain drugs.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Prolid 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Prolid 5mg 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.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Prolid 5mg Tablet should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Prolid 5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Prolid 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Prolid 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Prolid 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Prolid 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Prolid 5mg 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 Prolid 5mg Tablet without talking  to your doctor first as that may cause worsening of symptoms.
  • 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. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aralkylamines Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Patient Concerns

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Parkinson's disease tremors ,Insomnia.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Use Dhanadanayanadi kashayam 15ml twice a day with 15 ml water before food and Zandopa 10 grams twice a day witk milk after food and Tab Dhanvantari Vati 1-0-1 after food for 2 months
My mother suffering from Parkinson disease from 7 year , any affective medicine ?? Both hand and leg is shaking ,hardly stand up from bed himself, using parking tablet, syndopa plus and parkitidin
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir Parkinson's can only be managed with Homeopathy. There are few medicines which are used to improve quality of life and decrease disease progression
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Prolid 5mg Tablet for excessive salivation?

Yes, Prolid 5mg Tablet can be used as it is helpful in cases of excessive salivation and drooling which can be seen in Parkinson’s disease or due to medicines (neuroleptics). It should be taken only if prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Can Prolid 5mg Tablet cause addiction?

Yes, Prolid 5mg Tablet may cause addiction as it has abuse potential though it occurs rarely. The doctors are usually cautious while prescribing this medicine and do not prescribe this medicine to patients whose symptoms are not genuine.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Prolid 5mg Tablet?

Avoid driving or operating machines if Prolid 5mg Tablet causes blurred vision or makes you feel dizzy, confused or disorientated. You should also avoid taking alcohol as it may increase your drowsiness. Taking this medicine may affect your body’s ability to regulate its temperature. As a result, your body temperature may rise more than normal. So, you should also avoid areas with high humidity and high temperature.

Q. Who should not take Prolid 5mg Tablet?

Patients who are allergic to Prolid 5mg Tablet or any of the other ingredients of this medicine should not take Prolid 5mg Tablet. This medicine should be avoided in cases of glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) in patients who have a blockage in the intestine (gut). In addition, patients who are facing difficulty, or are unable to, pass urine and are not currently receiving any form of treatment for this, should avoid taking Prolid 5mg Tablet.

Q. How can I identify overdose symptoms?

In case of an overdose, you may experience fast heartbeat, agitation, restlessness, confusion, insomnia (severe inability to sleep), excitement (although occasionally people may feel anxious and aggressive), and disorientation. If eyes are exposed to light then the pupils in the eye may not open or close and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real) may also occur. In severe cases, you may feel very sleepy, fall into unconsciousness, or into a coma. If you experience any such symptoms contact your doctor or seek immediate help from the nearest hospital emergency department.

Q. How long does Prolid 5mg Tablet take to work?

After an hour of starting Prolid 5mg Tablet most people start experiencing the effects. However, the medicine may take some time for showing full benefits. Consult your doctor if you do not see improvement.

Q. Can I stop taking Prolid 5mg Tablet?

No, you should not stop taking Prolid 5mg Tablet suddenly as rebound parkinsonian symptoms may occur. Take the medicine as long as symptoms are there. Your doctor will decide the probable duration required for the medicine.

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