Akineton HCl Side Effects
Generic name: biperiden
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 6, 2020.
Note: This document contains side effect information about biperiden. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Akineton HCl.
For the Consumer
Applies to biperiden: oral tablets
Side effects include:
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Applies to biperiden: oral tablet
Nervous system side effects have included drowsiness, choreic movements, reduced rapid eye movement sleep, and anticholinergic syndrome. Symptoms of central anticholinergic syndrome include: dilated, sluggish pupils; warm, dry skin; flushing; decreased respiratory tract secretions; foul breath; increased body temperature; decrease bowel sounds; urinary retention; tachycardia/cardiac arrhythmias;delirium, disorientation, anxiety, hallucinations, confusion, incoherence; agitation; hyperactivity, ataxia, loss of memory; paranoia; combativeness and seizures. Central anticholinergic syndrome may progress to stupor, coma, paralysis, cardiac/respiratory arrest and death. Orthostatic dizziness, hypokinesia, and headache have also been reported.[Ref]
Psychiatric side effects have included euphoria, disorientation, agitation, disturbed behavior, and concentration difficulties.[Ref]
Other side effects have included asthenia.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity side effects have included allergic skin reactions.[Ref]
Genitourinary side effects have included urinary retention.[Ref]
Ocular side effects have included blurred vision.[Ref]
Cardiovascular side effects have included postural hypotension and bradycardia when administered parenterally.[Ref]
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2. Baskak B, Atbasoglu EC, Ozguven HD, Saka MC, Gogus AK "The effectiveness of intramuscular biperiden in acute akathisia: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study." J Clin Psychopharmacol 27 (2007): 289-94
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