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ARTANE TABLETS 5MG

Active substance(s): TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HYDROCHLORIDE

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Trihexyphenidyl

MA holder:
Genus Pharmaceuticals,
Linthwaite,
Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH,
UK.

Each tablet contains 5mg
trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride

EXP:

D.O.M.:

B/N:

Tablets 5mg

PM/01/867

84 tablets

PIP 107 9235

POM

*Trademark
25224501

Package leaflet: information for the user

Trihexyphenidyl Tablets 5mg

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.

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

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Take special care with Trihexyphenidyl Tablets if you:
• have glaucoma
• have heart, liver or kidney disease or suffer from high blood pressure
• have prostate problems

• have trouble passing urine
• have a stomach ulcer or suffer from severe heartburn
or acid indigestion or any other digestive disorders
• suffer from a condition called myasthenia gravis
• suffer from tardive dyskinesia (unusual movements of the face and tongue)
• 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).
Take special care if you are taking any of the following:
• monoamine oxidase inhibitors (e.g. moclobemide, tranylcypromine) or tricyclic
antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline) for the treatment of depression
• phenothiazines (e.g. chlorpromazine, thioridazine) or clozapine for the treatment
of mental illness
• antihistamines for the treatment of allergies

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• 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)
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.

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2. BEFORE YOU TAKE TRIHEXYPHENIDYL TABLETS
Do not take Trihexyphenidyl Tablets if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to trihexyphenidyl or any other ingredient in the tablets (see
section 6 – Further information for details)

4. POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Trihexyphenidyl Tablets can cause side-effects, although 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
• false sense of well-being
• immediate or short-term memory loss
• worsening of myasthenia gravis (very tired or weak muscles)

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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
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.

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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.



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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 directly via
the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this
medicine.
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 the 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 should return any unused
tablets to your pharmacist.

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Product Title:

Trihexyphenidyl Tablets 5mg

Component:

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Pack size:

84’s

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IG Code:

25224501

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• disopyramide for the treatment of an irregular heartbeat
• levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
• amantidine for viral infections
• nefopam, a painkiller
• metoclopramide or domperidone
• parasympathomimetics (e.g. neostigmine, bethanechol) for the treatment of urinary
retention.
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.
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 5mg). 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.
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.

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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.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Trihexyphenidyl Tablets contain
The active substance in Trihexyphenidyl Tablets is trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride.
Other ingredients are: calcium hydrogen phosphate, starch and starch pregelatinised,
magnesium stearate and purified water.

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POM

PL 17225/0002

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.
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.

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Trihexyphenidyl Tablets 5mg

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.

What Trihexyphenidyl Tablets look like and the contents of the pack
Trihexyphenidyl Tablets 5mg are white tablets with GP4436 on the side.
Each bottle contains 84 tablets.

Trihexyphenidyl
Tablets 5mg
Each tablet contains 5mg
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,
POM
HD7 5QH, UK.
PM/01/867
25224501

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