ARTANE TABLETS 2MG

Active substance: TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HYDROCHLORIDE

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Each tablet contains 2mg
trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride

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Tablets 2mg

84 tablets
PIP 107 9227

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Trihexyphenidyl

This product also contains starch. To be taken by
mouth. Use as directed by your doctor.
Please read the leaflet.
Not recommended for use in children.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Store at controlled room temperature (15-30°C)
in the original container.
MA holder:
Genus Pharmaceuticals,
Linthwaite,
Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.



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Package leaflet: information for the user

Trihexyphenidyl Tablets 2mg

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
- If any of the side-effects get serious, or if you notice any side-effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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If you forget to take Trihexyphenidyl Tablets
If you forget to take a tablet you should take it as soon as you remember.
However, if this is within 2 hours of your next dose you should skip the
missed tablet and carry on taking the rest of your tablets as usual.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten tablet.
If you stop taking Trihexyphenidyl Tablets
Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as your symptoms may get
worse. If your dose needs to be lowered, your doctor will reduce the amount
you should take gradually.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Trihexyphenidyl Tablets can cause side-effects, although

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In this leaflet
1. What Trihexyphenidyl Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Trihexyphenidyl Tablets
3. How to take Trihexyphenidyl Tablets
4. Possible side-effects
5. How to store Trihexyphenidyl Tablets
6. Further information
1. WHAT TRIHEXYPHENIDYL TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
The name of your medicine is Trihexyphenidyl Tablets. Trihexyphenidyl is an antispasmodic
(muscle relaxing) drug. Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Trihexyphenidyl
helps patients with Parkinson’s disease by improving muscle control and reducing stiffness

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not everybody gets them. If you experience any of the following very rare
side-effects you should tell your doctor or go to your nearest casualty department
immediately:
• allergic reaction such as swelling of the eyelids, face or lips or skin rash
• difficulty breathing or tightness in the chest
• difficulty swallowing
If you experience any of the following rare side-effects you should tell your doctor
as soon as possible:
• restlessness or agitation
• feelings of confusion or delusion (loss of the sense of reality)
• hallucinations
• difficulty in sleeping

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so that they can move more naturally. Trihexyphenidyl can also be used to treat
movement disorders (extreme restlessness, involuntary movements or muscle spasms)
which may be caused by certain drugs.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE TRIHEXYPHENIDYL TABLETS
Do not take Trihexyphenidyl Tablets if you:
•  re allergic (hypersensitive) to trihexyphenidyl or any other ingredient in the tablets
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(see section 6 – Further information for details)
Take special care with Trihexyphenidyl Tablets if you:
• have glaucoma
•  ave heart, liver or kidney disease or suffer from high blood pressure
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• have prostate problems

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• false sense of well-being
• immediate or short-term memory loss
• worsening of myasthenia gravis (very tired or weak muscles)
• large pupils and lack of near vision
• eye discomfort and increased sensitivity to light
• painful increased pressure in the eye
• faster heartbeat
• being sick
• reddening and dryness of skin or skin rashes
• inability to pass urine or difficulty passing urine
• thirst
• fever (raised body temperature)

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• have trouble passing urine
•  ave a stomach ulcer or suffer from severe heartburn or acid indigestion
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or any other digestive disorders
•  uffer from a condition called myasthenia gravis
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•  uffer from tardive dyskinesia (unusual movements of the face and tongue)
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• are elderly or under the age of 21.

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other
medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription (like aspirin).

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However you should tell your doctor if any of the following common side-effects are
severe or become troublesome:
• dryness of mouth (this can be improved by sucking pastilles)
• constipation
• blurring of vision or dizziness
• feeling sick or nervous
If any of the side-effects get serious, or if you notice any side-effects not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects

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Trihexyphenidyl Tablets 2mg

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Take special care if you are taking any of the following:
•  onoamine oxidase inhibitors (e.g. moclobemide, tranylcypromine) or tricyclic
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antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline) for the treatment of depression
•  henothiazines (e.g. chlorpromazine, thioridazine) or clozapine for the treatment
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of mental illness
•  ntihistamines for the treatment of allergies
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• disopyramide for the treatment of an irregular heartbeat
• levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
• amantadine for viral infections
• nefopam, a painkiller
• metoclopramide or domperidone
•  arasympathomimetics (e.g. neostigmine, bethanechol) for the treatment of
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urinary retention.

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Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or
breast-feeding without consulting your doctor first.
Driving and using machines
Trihexyphenidyl can cause blurred vision or dizziness. Do not drive or operate
machinery if this happens to you.
Important information about the ingredients of Trihexyphenidyl Tablets
This medicine contains starch. This is suitable for people with coelic disease. Patients
with wheat allergy (different from coelic disease) should not take this medicine.

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directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

should return any unused tablets to your pharmacist.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this
medicine.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will
help protect the environment.

5. HOW TO STORE TRIHEXYPHENIDYL TABLETS
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not take Trihexyphenidyl Tablets after the expiry date which is printed on the pack.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Trihexyphenidyl Tablets should be kept at room temperature (15-30°C). Keep your
tablets in the original bottle until you need to take one. This protects the tablets from
moisture which may spoil them. If your doctor decides to stop your medicine you

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Trihexyphenidyl Tablets contain
The active substance in Trihexyphenidyl Tablets is trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride.

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Other ingredients are: calcium hydrogen phosphate, starch and starch pregelatinised,
magnesium stearate and purified water.

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3. HOW TO TAKE TRIHEXYPHENIDYL TABLETS
Always take Trihexyphenidyl Tablets exactly as your doctor has told you to. The
label on your medicine should also tell you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
The dose of trihexyphenidyl varies from person to person depending on the
symptoms. You will normally start on a low dose and this may be increased
gradually by your doctor. The usual dose is between 5-15mg per day (each tablet
contains 2mg). Some people may need less, especially if they are also taking
other medicines. Also, if you are over 65 years of age, you may need less than
the usual dose.

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What Trihexyphenidyl Tablets look like and the contents of the pack
Trihexyphenidyl Tablets 2mg are white tablets with GP4434 on the side. Each bottle
contains 84 tablets.
POM PL 17225/0001

Trihexyphenidyl Tablets 2mg

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Genus Pharmaceuticals, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
Manufacturer:
Custom Pharmaceuticals Limited, Conway Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3LW, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in October 2014.

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Trihexyphenidyl Tablets should be taken at meal times (just before or just
after a meal). If you are not sure how many tablets to take or when to take
them, ask your pharmacist. Trihexyphenidyl Tablets should be swallowed
whole with a glass of water.
If you take more Trihexyphenidyl Tablets than you should
If you have taken an overdose of Trihexyphenidyl Tablets (that is more than
the doctor has told you to) get medical help immediately, either by calling your
doctor or going to the nearest hospital casualty department. Remember to take
the labelled medicine bottle with you, whether there are any Trihexyphenidyl
Tablets left or not.

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Trihexyphenidyl
Tablets 2mg
Each tablet contains 2mg
trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride

84 tablets

This product also contains starch. To be
taken by mouth. Use as directed by your
doctor. Please read the leaflet.
Not recommended for use in children.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Store at controlled room temperature
(15-30°C) in the original container.
MA holder:
Genus Pharmaceuticals,
Linthwaite, Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
PM/01/866

*Trademark
25226101

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