- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Kemadrin* used for?
Generic for Kemadrin* (Procyclidine) is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, including slow movements, shaking, drooling saliva, sweating, muscle stiffness and speech/walking/ writing difficulties. Generic for Kemadrin* is also indicated for the treatment of Parkinsonism. This medicine is used to help reduce extrapyramidal side effects, such as uncontrollable face/body movements, tremors and restlessness, caused by psychiatric drugs (chlorpromazine, perphenazine, haloperidol, fluphenazine and others).
Generic for Kemadrin* belongs to a group of medicines called anticholinergics. It works by blocking the effects of a certain natural substance (acetylcholine) in the brain.
Generic for Kemadrin* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Kemadrin*?
The dosage of Generic for Kemadrin* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Kemadrin* tablet after meals, or as directed by your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Kemadrin*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Kemadrin* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Kemadrin*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Kemadrin*, seek medical attention immediately.
Overdose symptoms of Generic for Kemadrin* may include unconsciousness, hallucinations, widened pupils, confusion and fast or irregular heartbeat.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Kemadrin*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Kemadrin*.
Generic for Kemadrin* can interact with the following types of medicines: phenothiazines, tricyclic antidepressants, antihistamines, monoamine oxidase inhibitors and antiarrhythmics.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Kemadrin*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Kemadrin*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Kemadrin* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Kemadrin* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Kemadrin* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Kemadrin* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Kemadrin* can cause side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, difficulty urinating, blurred vision, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, dilated pupils, muscle weakness and confusion. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Kemadrin*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Kemadrin*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Kemadrin* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Kemadrin*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Kemadrin*?
How will Generic for Kemadrin* work in my body?
How should Generic for Kemadrin* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Kemadrin* drug interactions and side effects?
Before taking Generic for Kemadrin*, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, heart problems, muscle weakness, glaucoma, mental/mood problems, urinary problems, high blood pressure and intestinal problems (chronic constipation).
Generic for Kemadrin* may cause decreased sweating and this may result in stroke during hot weather or when doing vigorous exercise. So avoid becoming overheated. Use caution while driving or operating machinery as Generic for Kemadrin* may cause blurred vision or lightheadedness. While taking Generic for Kemadrin*, avoid alcoholic beverages.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Kemadrin* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.