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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Artane is a prescription medication for treatment of Parkinson’s disease and it works to reduce the severity of twitches and involuntary muscle movements caused by the disease as well as walking ability. Trihexyphenidyl is an anticholinergic class drug that blocks acetylcholine in the brain to make Parkinson’s symptoms treatment more effective and Trihexyphenidyl uses may also include being prescribed to stop muscle spasm caused by psychiatric drugs. If drug is expensive for people who need it as their primary medication for treating Parkinson’s then Trihexyphenidyl generic may be the better choice.
You can buy Trihexyphenidyl generic with the same doctor’s prescription, and you will always get the best price on this generic equivalent when your order medication online from Canada.
Artane is usually taken 4 times a day, at each meal and then again at bedtime. Your doctor may change this dosage, and it's best to take your medication the exact way indicated for best results.
The active ingredient in Artane is Trihexyphenidyl.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of glaucoma (angle-closure type), intestinal or bladder blockages, severe ulcerative colitis, breathing problems (like asthma or emphysema), diarrhea caused by an infection, heart problems like angina, heart attack, heart failure, or heartbeat irregularities, high/low blood pressure, intestinal problems like chronic constipation, ileus, ulcerative colitis, kidney disease, liver disease, mental or mood problems like anxiety, dementia, or psychosis.
Other considerations may be certain muscle diseases like myasthenia gravis, certain nerve diseases like autonomic neuropathy, seizure, stomach problems like acid reflux / hiatal hernia / ulcer, stroke, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), or problems urinating.
Also tell your doctor if you have personal or family history of a substance use disorder.
Medication may make you dizzy or blur your medication.
There is the possibility of drug interaction risks between Trihexyphenidyl and other Rx medications or OTC supplements, including disopyramide / quinidine / corticosteroids like prednisone / MAO inhibitors like isocarboxazid and linezolid / methylene blue / moclobemide / phenelzine / procarbazine / rasagiline / safinamide / selegiline / tranylcypromine / motion sickness medications like meclizine and scopolamine / potassium tablets / tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline or doxepin.
Trihexyphenidyl side effects are uncommon, but some individuals may experience drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, flushing, nausea, nervousness, blurred vision, or dry mouth. If Trihexyphenidyl side effects continue or worsen then stop use of the medication and consult with your doctor again about different Parkinson’s disease treatment options.