Akineton HCl Side Effects
Generic name: biperiden
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 25, 2022.
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.
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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