Trihexyphenidyl 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.
Bexol 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. Bexol 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 Bexol work?
Bexol 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 Bexol a narcotic substance?
No, Bexol is not a narcotic substance. Bexol is an antispasmodic(muscle relaxing) medicine and belongs to a group of medicines known as anticholinergics.
Q. Is Bexol safe?
Bexol is a safe medicine if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. What is Bexol?
Bexol is an antispasmodic (muscle relaxing) drug and belongs to a group of drugs known as 'anticholinergics'.
Q. Does Bexol get you high?
Bexol 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 Bexol cause weight gain?
Bexol has not been seen to cause weight gain. However, weight loss has been reported with Bexol in children. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an unexpected change in your weight while you are taking Bexol.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 5th Mar 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.