Procyclidine 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.
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.