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Biperiden

Generic Name: Biperiden (bye PER i den)

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 4, 2020.

Uses of Biperiden:

  • It is used to treat Parkinson's disease.
  • It is used to treat signs like Parkinson's disease caused by other health problems.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Biperiden?

  • If you are allergic to biperiden; any part of biperiden; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
  • If you have any of these health problems: Glaucoma or myasthenia gravis.
  • If you have any of these health problems: A large colon or bowel block.
  • If you have an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer.
  • If you are pregnant.
  • If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with biperiden.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take biperiden with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Biperiden?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take biperiden. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how biperiden affects you.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking biperiden.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
  • Be careful in hot weather or while being active. Drink lots of fluids to stop fluid loss.
  • Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
  • Have your eye pressure and eyesight checked as you have been told by the doctor.
  • Very bad bowel block (paralytic ileus), fever, and heat stroke have happened when biperiden was taken along with certain other drugs. Sometimes, these health problems have been deadly. Be sure to check all drugs you are taking with your doctor and pharmacist.
  • If you are 65 or older, use biperiden with care. You could have more side effects.
  • Some drugs may be used in children. Use care if biperiden is given to a child. Talk with the doctor to see if biperiden may be used in children. Talk with the doctor if you have questions about giving biperiden to a child.
  • This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking biperiden, call your doctor right away.

How is this medicine (Biperiden) best taken?

Use biperiden as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

All products:

  • Take biperiden by mouth with or after food.
  • Keep taking biperiden as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
  • Drink lots of noncaffeine liquids unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking biperiden all of a sudden without calling your doctor. You may have a greater risk of side effects. If you need to stop biperiden, you will want to slowly stop it as ordered by your doctor.

Long-acting tablets:

  • Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Trouble passing urine.
  • Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
  • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there).
  • Feeling very sleepy.
  • Seizures.
  • A fast heartbeat.
  • A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
  • Very bad constipation.
  • Very bad belly pain.
  • Swelling of belly.
  • Trouble controlling body movements.
  • A very bad and sometimes deadly health problem called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) may happen. Call your doctor right away if you have any fever, muscle cramps or stiffness, dizziness, very bad headache, confusion, change in thinking, fast heartbeat, heartbeat that does not feel normal, or are sweating a lot.

What are some other side effects of Biperiden?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dry mouth.
  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Constipation.
  • Not hungry.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Mouth irritation or mouth sores.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Biperiden?

  • Store in the original container at room temperature.
  • Protect from light.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about biperiden, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

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