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Artane is used to treat the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat and prevent the same muscular conditions when they are caused by drugs such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), perphenazine (Trilafon), haloperidol (Haldol), thiothixene (Navane), and others.

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The treatment process with two prototypic neuroleptics--haloperidol and chlorpromazine--and the nontherapeutic effects of trihexyphenidyl on this process were studied in carefully matched groups of ten schizophrenics each, using a "double-blind", repeated-measure, longitudinal research design. Measurements of various aspects of psychopathology, social participation and clinical indices of arousal were made periodically and objective test of cognition and attention were given. The two treatment groups were highly comparable in epidemiological and clinical terms and differed significantly during the baseline period in only one of the 39 parameters. Longitudinal nonparametric analyses showed that significant therepeutic changes tended to occur more quickly and involved a wider spectrum of schizophrenic phenomena with haloperidol than with chlorpromazine. Parametric analyses also indicated that at the completion of the study, haloperidol-treated patients had significant improvement in many more dimensions than the chlorpromazine-treated patients and that the changes with haloperidol were generally of greater magnitude. At the same time, chlorpromazine treatment seemed to be more susceptible to the antagonistic effects of trihexyphenidyl. No differential patterns of responses were noted for the two neuroleptics to provide any clinical validity to the distinction often made between "sedative" and "activating" neuroleptics. These data were in agreement with those from a previous comparative study which had a very different research design and a somewhat different type of schizophrenic population. The clinical and potency differences between the two neuroleptics were again explained on the basis of the fact that chlorpromazine has much stronger built-in anticholinergic properties, which may be acting in opposition to the antipsychotic activity. It was suggested that the degree of inherent anticholinergic activity may be an important determinant of potency differences among presently known neuroleptics. The possible role of cholinergic mechanisms in schizophrenia was discussed.

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We investigated the binding properties of the (R)- and (S)-enantiomers of the muscarinic antagonists trihexyphenidyl, procyclidine, hexahydro-difenidol, p-fluoro-hexahydro-difenidol, hexbutinol, p-fluoro-hexbutinol, and their corresponding methiodides at muscarinic M1, M2, M3 and M4 receptor subtypes. In addition, binding properties of the (R)- and (S)-enantiomers of oxyphencyclimine were studied. The (R)- enantiomers (eutomers) of all the compounds had a greater affinity than the (S)-isomers for the four muscarinic receptor subtypes. The binding patterns of the (R)- and (S)-enantiomers were generally different. We did not observe any general correlation between the potency of the high-affinity enantiomer and the affinity ratio (eudismic ratio) of the two enantiomers. The results are discussed in terms of a 'four subsites' binding model.

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A 67-year-old woman developed dropped head. Her neck was severely flexed, with prominent cervical paraspinal muscles, although no parkinsonism was observed. Brain MRI showed no significant findings. We considered dystonia as the cause of the dropped head and administered trihexyphenidyl, an anticholinergic. After 10 years of follow-up, remarkable psychotic symptoms, including hallucinations regarding insects, appeared. Following the discontinuation of trihexyphenidyl, the psychotic symptoms decreased but still remained. (123)I-N-isopropyl-p-iodoamphetamine single-photon emission computed tomography ((123)I-IMP SPECT) revealed hypoperfusion in the bilateral occipital lobes. We diagnosed the patient with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). This case suggests that dropped head syndrome may precede the onset of DLB.

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Musician's dystonia is characterized by loss of voluntary motor control in extensively trained movements on an instrument. The condition is difficult to treat. This retrospective study reports on the interventions received by a homogeneous cohort of pianists with musician's dystonia and the subjective and objective changes reported in task performance.

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In a patient with the syndrome of crural paresis and homolateral ataxia, administration of trihexyphenidyl resulted in improvement of disabling unilateral ataxia and gross intention tremor. Symptoms returned when drug therapy was interrupted. CT showed a radiolucent lesion deep in the parietal white matter close to the internal capsule.

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KW-5338 (domperidone), a new dopamine antagonist, is considered to be an agent to cross the blood-brain barrier with difficulty. The antagonistic activities of KW-5338 against L-DOPA were investigated, KW-5338 showed a strong anti-emetic action against L-DOPA induced emesis in beagle dogs (ED50=0.056 mg/kg (p.o.)) and restored the L-DOPA induced depression of intestinal motility to some extent, while it did not antagonize anti-tremorine activities of L-DOPA and trihexyphenidyl in mice. These results suggest that KW-5338 prevents side effects of L-DOPA such as nausea, vomiting and constipation, without reduction in therapeutic effects of L-DOPA in Parkinson's disease.

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In the experiments in vivo it is found that the receptor selectivity of muscarine antagonist glypine is time-dependent unlike atropine, amedine, benzhexol, benactyzine, and thropacin. Using modulation of the metabolic system activity it is shown that upon biotransformation glypine forms active metabolites that differs in receptor selectivity of the action.

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Parallel treatment with haloperidol and ultralow-dose haloperidol significantly increased the psychotropic neuroleptic effect of traditional doses of the drug under conditions of preliminary of simultaneous administration, which attests to a bipathic effect of this preparation. Combination of ultralow and therapeutic doses of haloperidol significantly reduced its cataleptogenic side effect.

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Six cases of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (1 stage I, 3 stage II, 2 stage III) were diagnosed at our institution in the last 10 years. Five patients were treated with isoprinosine and the antiepileptic drug valproic acid. Three patients presented with myoclonic seizures refractory to valproic acid and the usual antiepileptic therapy. They received trihexyphenidyl with good results. We suggest the use of trihexyphenidyl in combination with isoprinosine in patients with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis with myoclonic seizures refractory to valproic acid.

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Clozapine (CLZ), an atypical antipsychotic drug (APD), produces minimal extrapyramidal side effects (EPS) and has significant advantages for treating both positive and negative symptoms in schizophrenic patients. CLZ has been established as a discriminative cue in the drug discrimination paradigm and in generalization tests the CLZ cue is more selective for atypical, rather than typical, APDs. However, greater selectivity for atypical antipsychotics has been demonstrated with a lower (1.25 mg/kg) CLZ training dose in rats [Psychopharmacology, 149 (2000) 189], rather than the traditional, higher training dose (5.0 mg/kg). It is therefore of interest to evaluate the properties mediating the 1.25 mg/kg CLZ discriminative cue. In the present study, rats were trained to discriminate either 1.25 mg/kg (N=7) or 5.0 mg/kg (N=7) CLZ from vehicle in a two-lever drug discrimination task. The typical antipsychotic haloperidol (0.1-0.4 mg/kg) did not substitute for either CLZ cue, whereas the atypical antipsychotic melperone (0.37-3.0 mg/kg) provided full substitution in both groups (>80% CLZ-appropriate responding). The 5-HT(1A) receptor agonist (+)-8-OH-DPAT (0.04-0.16 mg/kg), and the selective 5-HT(2A) receptor antagonist M100907 (0.03-1.0 mg/kg) did not produce substitution in either group. (+)-8-OH-DPAT combined with haloperidol (0.05 mg/kg) engendered only partial substitution (>60% CLZ-appropriate responding) for both CLZ cues, and M100907 combined with haloperidol (0.05 and 0.1 mg/kg doses) failed to provide substitution in either group. Trihexyphenidyl (0.18-6.0 mg/kg), a muscarinic M(1)-preferring receptor antagonist, engendered full substitution for the 1.25 mg/kg CLZ cue, but only partial substitution for the 5.0 mg/kg CLZ cue. These results provide evidence that antagonism at the muscarinic M(1) receptor is sufficient to provide 1.25 mg/kg CLZ-like discriminative stimulus effects.

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Twenty-three children and 52 adults with torsion dystonia of various etiologies and distribution patterns of the involuntary movements were treated in an open-label study with anticholinergic medication. The dosage was increased gradually until there was either benefit or intolerable adverse effects. Trihexyphenidyl was used initially, but later ethopropazine was given to adult subjects. Significant benefit occurred in 61% of children and in 38% of adults. The average daily dosages were 41 mg trihexyphenidyl for children, 24 mg trihexyphenidyl for adults, and 350 mg ethopropazine for adults. Adverse effects were the major limiting factor to high dosage in adults, but not in children.

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1. Activation of muscarinic receptors in rat olfactory bulb stimulates adenylyl cyclase activity. This response was competitively antagonized by the (R)- and (S)-enantiomers of trihexyphenidyl with pA2 values of 8.84 and 6.09, respectively. 2. Similarly, in rat striatal homogenates, muscarinic inhibition of adenylyl cyclase activity was antagonized by the (R)- and (S)-enantiomers with pA2 values of 8.75 and 6.12, respectively. 3. In contrast, in rat myocardium the muscarinic inhibition of the adenosine 3':5'-cyclic monophosphate (cyclic AMP) formation was more weakly antagonized by trihexyphenidyl, with a particularly marked loss (15 fold) in activity of the (R)-enantiomer. The (R)- and (S)-enantiomers had pA2 values of 7.64 and 5.72, respectively. 4. Each muscarinic response was completely antagonized by increasing concentrations of (R)-trihexyphenidyl with a Hill coefficient not significantly different from unity. 5. The present study shows that the muscarinic receptors coupled to stimulation of adenylyl cyclase in the olfactory bulb display high stereoselectivity for the enantiomers of trihexyphenidyl. The affinities of these receptors for the antagonists are similar to those shown by the striatal receptors. This finding supports the hypothesis that both the muscarinic stimulation of adenylyl cyclase in the olfactory bulb and the muscarinic inhibition of the enzyme in striatum are mediated by activation of a receptor subtype pharmacologically equivalent to the m4 gene product. On the other hand, the weaker affinities and the lower stereoselectivity for the trihexyphenidyl enantiomers exhibited by the muscarinic inhibition of adenylyl cyclase in the heart are consistent with the involvement of M2 receptors in this response.

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Introduccion. La sialorrea es la incapacidad para retener la saliva dentro de la boca y su progresion al tracto digestivo, y es un problema frecuente en pacientes pediatricos con patologia neurologica, por lo que se estan utilizando diferentes medidas para su tratamiento. Objetivo. Evaluar la eficacia y seguridad del trihexifenidilo, la escopolamina y la infiltracion de toxina botulinica en el tratamiento del babeo en niños con patologia neurologica. Pacientes y metodos. Es un estudio de tipo abierto y prospectivo. Incluye pacientes atendidos en el servicio de neurologia que presentaban babeo excesivo, con repercusion en su calidad de vida, entre 2009 y 2013. Resultados. En 46 pacientes se indico tratamiento con trihexifenidilo oral, y se obtuvo buena respuesta en 15 (32,6%), tres con efecto transitorio y el resto mantenido. Presentaron efectos secundarios tres pacientes (6,5%). De los 11 pacientes a los que se indicaron parches de escopolamina, se hallo efecto beneficioso en cuatro (36,36%), uno fue retirado por falta de eficacia y seis por efectos secundarios. Veinticinco pacientes fueron infiltrados con toxina botulinica, con disminucion significativa del babeo en 16 (64%) tras la primera infiltracion. No observamos cambios significativos en nueve casos. Solo uno presento efectos secundarios (disfagia leve). Conclusiones. Por no haber una opcion terapeutica totalmente eficaz para los pacientes con sialorrea, recomendamos iniciar el tratamiento con trihexifenidilo; como segunda opcion, los parches de escopolamina, y como tercera opcion, la toxina botulinica. La infiltracion de toxina botulinica en glandulas salivales se muestra como una alternativa eficaz y segura segun nuestra serie.

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The lowest detection limits of trihexyphenidyl, chlorpromazine and clozapine were 0.3, 0.3 and 0.7 ng/mL (S/N > or = 3) respectively. The calibration curve in 20-10 000 ng/mL showed a good linear distribution. The recovery rate was 79.9% to 85.5%. The RSDs of intraday and interday were less than 5.1%.

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The authors found higher serotonin concentrations in the blood of unmedicated chronic schizophrenic patients than in the blood of medicated schizophrenic patients or normal control subjects. This finding is consistent with the previous observation that the level of monoamine oxidase activity is low in the platelets of chronic schizophrenics.

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Hartnup disease is an inborn abnormality of renal and intestinal transport involving the neutral amino acids. Intermittent pellagra-like rash, attacks of cerebellar ataxia and psychiatric disturbance are characteristic symptoms of this disease. We described here a patient with adult-onset Hartnup disease who presented unique neuropsychiatric symptoms but no dermatologic symptoms, and reported features of amino acids transport in this patient and his family. The patient, a man aged 37 years, was referred to us because of lasting daytime bruxism. He is the second child of healthy parents who are first cousin; his elder brother who has been mentally retarded became bed-ridden and died at 32 years of age. His younger brother is completely healthy. Although the patient's development in infancy has been slightly retarded, he completed compulsory 9-year education. At 29 years of age, he experienced episodes of diplopia, ataxic gait and insomnia, and at 33 years of age, of transient stupor. There had been no history of photosensitivity or dermatitis. On neurological examination, there were trunkal ataxia, increased muscular tone and decreased mental activity besides bruxism. These symptoms remained unchanged despite of several medications including trihexyphenidyl, diazepam, halloperidol, tiapride and sulpiride. Two months later, the patient became stuporous; bruxism and hypertonicity became exaggerated. Myerson's sign, sucking reflex and grasp reflex in both hand appeared. There was no dermal lesion. A cranial computed tomography revealed a small calcification in the right frontal subcortical region and a single photon emission tomography indicated possible bifrontal hypoperfusion. Electroencephalograms demonstrated non-specific slowing. Somatosensory evoked potentials and nerve conduction velocities were normal. There were constant indicanuria and amino-aciduria.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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We evaluated prospectively 100 patients, the largest reported series, with blepharospasm and orofacial-cervical dystonia, or Meige syndrome. The mean age at onset was 51.7 years, and 81% presented between the ages of 40 and 70. Women outnumbered men three to two. Blepharospasm was the initial symptom in 58 patients, but only 23 had involuntary movements localized to the orbicularis oculi. Sixty-one patients had the complete syndrome, blepharospasm and oromandibular dystonia, and 60 had neck or generalized dystonia in addition to the orofacial movements. Twenty-one patients with spasmodic dysphonia were included; in 12 of these patients, spasmodic dysphonia was part of the complete (Meige) syndrome, and 16 of these patients had neck or generalized dystonia or essential tremor. An organic cause of Meige syndrome is supported by a high correlation with essential tremor and other movement disorders and by positive family history in some patients. Response to medication was inconsistent, but 69% of patient trials resulted in some improvement; in 22% the benefit was marked and persistent. Tetrabenazine, lithium, and trihexyphenidyl were most useful for the treatment of oromandibular dystonia, and clonazepam was useful in some patients with blepharospasm.

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In three studies of comparable design, 47 schizophrenics received anticholinergic anti-Parkinsonism (AP) medications for two to four weeks along the course of neuroleptic treatment. Clinical ratings during the AP phase were contrasted against the preceding and following two-week periods on neuroleptic alone, and these changes were analysed for a total of 27 psychopathology dimensions and for clusters of seven positive and seven negative symptoms. Schizophrenics overall exhibited significant exacerbation of total psychopathology, and positive but not negative symptoms. Only those with a predominantly positive syndrome when drug-free were susceptible to AP therapeutic reversal. However, other subgroup analyses revealed worsening of total psychopathology and positive symptoms among catatonic, schizophreniform, chronic, and good outcome cases, but negative symptoms alone were significantly increased among paranoids. The results were not supportive of a positive-negative dichotomy of schizophrenia, but instead suggested a tripartite model: a distinct paranoid group and a division of the non-paranoids into a positive and a negative type.

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To clarify the interactions between dopamine receptors and muscarinic cholinergic receptors by which neurotransmitters may affect genetic responses, we studied the effects of the muscarinic cholinergic agonist, carbachol, and the muscarinic cholinergic antagonist, trihexyphenidyl, on levodopa-induced c-fos messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in rat striatum. Animals were administered levodopa (levodopa with one-tenth dosage of carbidopa), carbachol or thrihexyphenidyl alone or administered in combination as levodopa (100 mg/kg) + carbachol, or levodopa+trihexyphenidyl given as a single bolus. Levodopa given alone increase the expression of c-fos mRNA. Although carbachol or trihexyphenidyl alone was ineffective in inducing c-fos mRNA, the combination of levodopa and carbachol (> or = to 0.1 mg/kg) significantly suppressed the induction of c-fos mRNA as compared with levodopa given alone. The combined administration of levodopa and trihexyphenidyl showed a trend toward an additive effect on the induction of c-fos mRNA vs levodopa alone. These findings suggest that the muscarinic cholinergic system may modulate the levodopa-induced c-fos mRNA expression which then regulates the expression of other mRNAs.

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Midbrain tremor is a resting, postural, action and intentional tremor of the upper extremity. Partial response to pharmacological agents makes the treatment of this tremor difficult. We report, herein, three cases of patients with midbrain tremors involving their midbrain and thalamic area in ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. In the first case, the patient presented with a midbrain tremor of the right upper extremity involving left midbrain and thalamic area. After MRI examination, he was placed on benztropine, amantadine, pramipexole and eventually levodopa for treatment, all of which were unsuccessful in improving his tremor. In the second case, the patient presented with a midbrain tremor of the right upper extremity after an hemorrhagic stroke. After viewing CT and MRI scans, the buy artane online patient was placed on amantadine, pramipexole and eventually levodopa, all of which made no contributions to his tremor. The patient in the third case presented with a blunt trauma to the head which led to the development of a midbrain tremor of his left arm. CT and MRI scans showed abnormalities in the right side of the midbrain and pons. He was initially started on amantadine, with no improvement of his tremor. However, he was eventually placed on trihexyphenidyl which contributed to a 70% improvement in his tremor. In the event of midbrain tremor, treatment should be assessed on a case by case basis, and all options should be considered after a risk-benefit assessment.

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Varying doses of scopolamine, trihexyphenidyl and benztropine were administered to rats or guinea-pigs by themselves or in combination with 0.5 mg/kg haloperidol for 24 days. All animals buy artane online were then challenged with 0.75 mg/kg apomorphine and assessed for stereotypic behavior following a 96 h drug free interval. Animals treated with haloperidol alone exhibited behavioral hypersensitivity to apomorphine challenge. Animals treated with both an antimuscarinic agent and haloperidol exhibited a significant reduction in behavioral responsiveness relative to animals treated with only haloperidol. This reduction was directly proportional to the antimuscarinic dose administered. A non-significant trend toward hyposensitivity was observed in animals who had been treated with antimuscarinic agents alone. These results suggest that the development of behavioral hypersensitivity may reflect CNS alterations in cholinergic as well as dopaminergic activity.

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In this double-blind, randomized study buy artane online , indices of central (memory, sedation) and peripheral (salivation, ratio of R-R interval on electrocardiogram) muscarinic function were evaluated in 14 healthy volunteers who received trihexyphenidyl, biperiden, and placebo. Additionally, serum drug levels were obtained 2 hours after oral administration. All subjects participated in three study sessions. During each session, subjects received two doses of biperiden (4 mg), trihexyphenidyl (5 mg), or placebo, and four series of tests were administered. The tests included the determination of cardiac response to standing (R-R ratio), mouth salivation, finger-tapping speed, digit span (forward and backward), a selective reminding task, and visual analog scales (VAS). On the VAS, subjects rated biperiden as significantly more sedating than either trihexyphenidyl or placebo, and both biperiden and trihexyphenidyl were associated with more dizziness than was placebo. Saliva production was significantly reduced by both trihexyphenidyl and biperiden compared with placebo. Digit span performance was significantly decreased in only the backward direction. The selective reminding task revealed highly significant decrements in the number of words recalled and consistent long-term retrieval after both biperiden and trihexyphenidyl. Delayed recall was significantly decreased by both active drugs. Both trihexyphenidyl and biperiden caused a significant increase in the R-R ratio comparison with placebo. With the exception of the VAS measurement of sedation, the effects caused by biperiden and trihexyphenidyl did not differ. The results of this study do not support the hypothesis that the side effect profile of biperiden is significantly different from that of trihexyphenidyl.

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Headache frequency decreased by 45% in buy artane online the amitriptyline group and by 28% in the trihexyphenidyl group. Amitriptyline enhanced all the dimensions of quality of life and significantly improved emotional reaction and social isolation.

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Harmaline increases cerebellar 3':5'-cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) content in a dose-related manner; this increase is prevented by a pretreatment with 3-acetylpyridine (3-AP) (0.66 mmol/kg) which destroys climbing fibers and inhibits harmaline-induced tremor. The cerebellar cGMP content increases after isoniazid; this response remains unchanged in rats pretreated with 3-AP. Since isoniazid decreases cerebellar gamma-aminobuturic acid (GABA) levels, the increase in cGMP content might reflect a reduction in the availability of GABA at the level of postsynaptic receptors. Apomorphine (a dopamine receptor agonist) and haloperidol (a dopamine receptor blocker) increase or decrease the cGMP content of cerebellar cortex, respectively. Neither drug changes the guanylate cyclase activity of cerebellar homogenates; moreover their action on cerebellar cGMP content persists after 3-AP. Chloropromazine, like haloperidol, decreases the cerebellar cGMP content. The increase in cerebellar cGMP content elicited by apomorphine can be differentiated from that elicited by harmaline or isoniazid; presumably apomorphine indirectly activates mossy fibers. The decrease in cerebellar cGMP content elicited by haloperidol can be differentiated from that elicited by diazepam; perhaps haloperidol reduces the mossy fiber input to the cerebellum. We suggest that buy artane online the cGMP content of cerebellar cortex fluctuates in response to changes in the afferent stimulatory input to the cerebellum; it increases when the activity of either climbing or mossy fibers is increased; it decreases when either of these two stimulatory inputs is reduced.

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We examined and videotaped all homozygous carriers buy artane online of the DYT16 gene.

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High stereoselectivity was observed for the enantiomers of trihexyphenidyl and trihexyphenidyl methiodide at muscarinic M1-receptors in field-stimulated rabbit vas deferens and at M2 alpha- and M2 beta-receptors in guinea-pig atrium and ileum, respectively. Considerably higher affinities (up to 1700-fold) were found for the (R)-(-)-enantiomers. The stereochemical demands made by the muscarinic receptor subtypes were most stringent at the M1-receptors. The (R)-(-)-enantiomers were found to be potent M1-selective antagonists (pA2 = 10.1/10.6). They showed buy artane online a 91- and 45-fold selectivity for M1- over M2 alpha-receptors, respectively.

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The search resulted in four potential studies; after inspection, all were excluded. Three studies were excluded because they involved people with clozapine-induced hypersalivation - a topic covered in another Cochrane review. The fourth study was excluded because it involved people with schizophrenia, mood disorders or other mental disorders who were suffering from clozapine- and non-clozapine induced hypersalivation and were treated with Chinese medicines with unknown anticholinergic properties. People in the control group received an anticholinergic drug (artane) or an antihistamine (phenergan). It was not possible to separate clozapine- from non-clozapine-treated people in the intervention group, or to separate artane-treated buy artane online people from phenergan-treated people in the control group.

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Socio-demographic data and views about the specific role of Benzhexol in treatment were obtained buy artane online from all patients whose case records showed that they were concurrently prescribed Benzhexol alongside antipsychotics.

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To study the influence of pharmacological pretreatment (PANPAL) and antidotal treatment (obidoxime plus atropine) on tabun-induced neurotoxicity, male albino rats were poisoned with a lethal dose of tabun (280 microg/kg i.m.; 100% of LD(50) value) and observed at 24 h and 7 days following tabun challenge. buy artane online The neurotoxicity of tabun was evaluated using a functional observational battery (FOB) and an automatic measurement of motor activity. Pharmacological pretreatment as well as antidotal treatment were able to eliminate most of tabun-induced neurotoxic effects observed at 24 h following tabun poisoning. However, there was not significant difference between the efficacy of PANPAL and antidotal treatment to eliminate tabun-induced neurotoxicity in rats. The combination of PANPAL pretreatment and antidotal treatment seems to be slightly more effective in the elimination of tabun-induced neurotoxicity in rats at 24 h following tabun challenge in comparison with the administration of PANPAL pretreatment or antidotal treatment alone. At 7 days following tabun poisoning, very few neurotoxic signs in tabun-poisoned rats were observed regardless of administration of pharmacological pretreatment or antidotal treatment. Thus, our findings confirm that the combination of pharmacological pretreatment and antidotal treatment is not only able to protect the experimental animals from the lethal effects of tabun but also to eliminate most of tabun-induced signs of neurotoxicity in tabun-poisoned rats.

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All autopsy samples received at the National Institute of Forensic Toxicology during the years 1986-1996 which contained anticholinergic antiparkinsonian drugs were reviewed. Of a total of 69 cases, orphenadrine was present in 57 (83%), biperiden in 8 (12%), procyclidine in 3 (4%), and trihexyphenidyl/ buy artane online benzhexol in 1 (1%) of the subjects. The measured concentrations were assessed in light of previously published data. Of 21 cases where causality between drug ingestion and death was classified as either highly probable (18/21) or possible (3/21), all subjects tested positive for orphenadrine. In the autopsy samples from these patients, orphenadrine concentrations in the 4.5-600 mumol/l range (mean 62.5 mumol/l, SD 126.5 mumol/l) were determined. Because of a low national autopsy rate, there is reason to believe that the actual numbers of drug-related deaths in this period may have been significantly higher. It is concluded that orphenadrine is responsible for a disproportionally high number of overdose deaths.

artane drug action 2015-01-25

A pretreatment for organophosphorus (OP) anticholinesterase (e.g., soman) intoxication should prevent lethality and convulsions (CNV) at 2 LD50s and be behavioral-decrement-free when given alone. Behavioral-deficit-free pretreatment regimens (PRGs) for guinea pigs consisted of Physostigmine (0.15 mg/kg, im) and adjunct. Adjuncts [mg/kg, im] tested were akineton [0.25], aprophen [8], trihexyphenidyl [2], atropine [16], azaprophen [5], benactyzine [1.25], cogentin [4], dextromethorphan [7.5], ethopropazine [12], kemadrin [1], memantine [5], promethazine [5], scopolamine [0.08] and vontrol [2]. PRGs were given 30 min before soman (60 micrograms/kg, sc; 2 LD50s) or other OP agents. Animals were then observed and graded for signs of intoxication, including CNV at 7 time points and at 24 hr. Physostigmine alone reduced the incidence of CNV and lethality induced by 2 LD50s of soman by buy artane online 42 and 60%, respectively. All of the PRGs tested abolished lethality and 12 shortened recovery time to 2 hr or less. Also, PRGs including azaprophen or atropine prevented CNV. When selected PRGs were tested against intoxication by sarin, tabun or VX, the efficacy was generally superior to that for soman. The data show that several PRGs are effective against soman intoxication in guinea pigs.

artane overdose symptoms 2015-03-09

Thirty two patients of PD were divided in two groups: selegiline group (n = 17) received 10 mg selegiline per day buy artane online and control group (n = 15) did not receive selegiline. Patients receiving trihexyphenidyl and selegiline were excluded. All other treatment remained unchanged. All patients were examined at baseline and after three months for change in UPDRS score, WAIS score, memory test and P300.

artane drug classification 2015-03-21

The effect of long-acting propranolol hydrochloride (160 mg/d), primidone (250 mg at night), and clonazepam (4 mg/d) on the resting, postural, and kinetic component of tremor was investigated in ten parkinsonian patients in a double-blind crossover design. Tremor was assessed by patient opinion, clinical scoring, and accelerometer recordings. The amplitude and frequency of tremorgrams were determined by spectral analysis. Most patients preferred long-acting propranolol and chose to continue taking the drug. The mean clinical score for resting and postural tremor was significantly decreased by long-acting propranolol but not by primidone or clonazepam. Long-acting propranolol reduced the mean amplitude of resting tremor by 70% and the mean amplitude of postural tremor by 50%. Mean buy artane online tremor amplitudes were not changed by primidone or clonazepam. Tremor frequency was unaltered by the drugs. No side effects occurred with long-acting propranolol but adverse reactions were common with primidone and clonazepam. Long-acting propranolol is a useful adjuvant therapy for the tremors associated with Parkinson's disease.

artane pediatric dosing 2016-06-11

We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group Trials Register (15 November 2012) and inspected references of all identified studies for further relevant studies. We were to contact the first author of each included study for information regarding unpublished Glucotrol Medicine trials.

artane drug class 2017-02-24

The authors report a new case Avelox 600 Mg of Shy and Drager syndrome characterized by the severity of the extrapyramidal signs as well as that of orthostatic hypotension and urinary dysfunction. Peripheral adrenergic disturbance was proven, associated with an abnormality of the renin-angiotensin system. The authors describe the various drugs tried experimentally in treatment of the three main symptoms of the disease. A combination of Trihexyphenidyl and Dibenzepine finally appeared to be the most effective. Six months later, there remained a marked improvement in extrapyramidal signs and orthostatic hypotension. By contrast there was no improvement in urological symptoms.

artane 6 mg 2017-09-27

The authors analyzed rhythmical involuntary movements at rest, which appeared as complications in 12 (sporadic 11, hereditary 1) out of a total of 139 cases (sporadic 99, hereditary 40) of olivo-ponto-cerebellar atrophy. These movements tended to be seen in patients with sporadic OPCA of longer illness duration and at more advanced stages. They were distributed over the face, neck and extremities. Palatal myoclonus was observed in only one case. The movements were exacerbated by maintenance of a fixed posture, motion and mental stress, and stopped during sleep. In some cases, clonazepam, trihexyphenidyl or 1-Dopa was effective. In the surface electromyogram, rhythmical grouped discharges of 2-4 Hz were recorded only on agonist muscles or on Losartan Cozaar Reviews both agonist and antagonist muscles synchronously, which is characteristic of skeletal myoclonus. However, pathological study of 3 cases with involuntary movements revealed marked putaminal degenerations as compared with 3 uncomplicated cases. This suggests that these rhythmical movements might be related to parkinsonian tremor.

artane 2mg tablet 2015-02-05

We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical questions: What are the effects of drug treatments, surgical treatments, and physical treatments for focal and generalised dystonia? We searched: Medline, Embase, The Cochrane Library, and other important Duricef Suspension databases up to September 2013 (Clinical Evidence reviews are updated periodically; please check our website for the most up-to-date version of this review). We included harms alerts from relevant organisations such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

artane 20 mg 2016-12-30

Mr B.A. is a 36-year-old man, admitted to hospital because of refractory psychotic symptoms associated with alcohol abuse and fits of convulsion, for diagnostic and therapeutic update. Mr B.A. had presented convulsions since the age of 10, without regular medical treatment. He showed a decrease in his school performances and started using alcohol. Since the age of 17, he began expressing delusions of persecution and of enchantment fed by the persistence of the convulsions. He was administered phenobarbital, and classic antipsychotics (haloperidol and levomepromazine) and developed serious extrapyramidal side effects, treated with an anticholinergic (trihexyphenidyl). Evolution was rather disadvantageous: more epileptic fits, exaggeration of tremors; abuse of alcohol and persistence of psychotic symptoms. On admission, psychiatric examination objectified paranoid delusions of being possessed and persecuted Cardura 10 Mg by others. Neurological examination revealed the presence of limb tremors, with a positive Froment's sign on the right, and dysarthria. Other than this, the patient was shorter in comparison with his siblings and exhibited bad dentition. A CT brain scan found bilateral, symmetric basal ganglia calcifications, confirmed by MRI, in favour of Fahr's syndrome. Phosphocalcic investigations revealed a low concentration of serum calcium (65 mg/l) and a hyperphosphataemia (60.1mg/l). The blood level of parathyroid hormone was in the upper limit of normal (66 ng/l), and levels of thyroid hormones and thyroid-stimulating hormone were normal. The diagnosis of Fahr's syndrome, revealing a pseudohypoparathyroidism was posed, and the patient was orientated to endocrinology after readjustment in his therapy (sodium valproate and olanzapine).

artane pediatric dose 2016-12-27

The development of extrapyramidal syndrome characterised by rigidity, bradykinesia, dysphagia and dysarthria in a male individual with four distinct episodes of (mania like) Avodart Brand Name behavioural disturbances with fairly good remission in a time frame of five years, in a male individual, was suspected to develop the neurological manifestations of Wilson's disease and was investigated. In the absence of Kayser-Fleischer ring by slit-lamp examination and with normal copper and ceruloplasmin serum levels, the diagnosis was possible because of the positive findings of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies and increased 24 hours urinary copper levels with the penicillamine challenge test. The findings and its implications are highlighted and discussed.

artane drug interactions 2017-06-30

Pharmacological pretreatment and antidotal treatment on tabun-induced neurotoxicity were studied in male albino rats that were poisoned with a lethal dose of tabun (280 microg/kg i.m.; 100% of LD50 Cleocin Loading Dose value) and observed at 24 hours and 7 days following tabun challenge. The neurotoxicity of tabun was evaluated using a Functional observational battery and an automatic measurement of motor activity. Pharmacological pretreatment as well as antidotal treatment were able to reverse most of tabun-induced neurotoxic signs observed at 24 hours following tabun poisoning. However, there was not significant difference between the efficacy of profylaxis and antidotal treatment to eliminate tabun-induced neurotoxicity. The combination of profylactic pretreatment and antidotal treatment seems to be slightly more effective in the elimination of tabun-induced neurotoxicity in rats at 24 hours following tabun challenge in comparison with the administration of profylactic pretreatment or antidotal treatment alone. At 7 days following tabun poisoning, very few neurotoxic signs in tabun-poisoned rats were observed regardless of administration of pharmacological pretreatment or antidotal treatment. Thus, our findings confirm that the combination of pharmacological pretreatment and antidotal treatment is not only able to protect the experimental animals from the lethal effects of tabun but also to eliminate most of tabun-induced signs of neurotoxicity in tabun-poisoned rats.

artane y alcohol 2017-07-17

Serum prolactin (PRL), luteinizing hormone (LH) and testosterone (T) levels were estimated in a group of 30 male paranoid schizophrenics before and after 4 weeks treatment with chlorpromazine and/or trihexyphenidyl, and in a group of 14 healthy male individuals. After treatment with chlorpromazine (100 mg t.i.d., p.o.), 10 patients presented a significant increase in serum PRL values and a significant decrease in serum T values. A significant increase in serum PRL values was also found in 10 patients who were treated with chlorpromazine (100 mg t.i.d., p.o.) plus trihexyphenidyl (5 mg t.i.d., p.o.). No significant difference in any of the investigated endocrine parameters was detected in 10 patients after 4 weeks administration of trihexyphenidyl (5 mg t.i.d., p.o.). Following chlorpromazine treatment Bystolic 5mg Tablets with or without concomitant administration of trihexyphenidyl, 20 patients showed a significant increase in serum PRL levels and a significant decrease in serum LH and T levels.

artane medication classification 2015-08-24

Of the 579 patients assessed, 11 (1.9%) (8 women, 3 men) Co Diovan Dosage had LLD, either alone (n = 4, 0.7%) or as part of a segmental/multifocal dystonia (n = 7, 1.2%). The age at onset of LLD (47.9 +/- 17 years) was significantly lower than the age at onset of cranial dystonias (57.9 +/- 10.7 years for blepharospasm, and 58.9 +/- 11.8 years for oromandibular dystonia) but similar to that of all the other adult-onset primary dystonias. The lower limb was either the site of dystonia onset (36.4%) or the site of dystonia spread (63.6%). In patients in whom LLD was a site of spread, dystonia seemed to spread following a somatotopic distribution. Only one patient reported a recent trauma involving the lower limb whereas 36.4% of the patients reported pain at the site of LLD. Only 64% of our patients needed treatment for LLD, and similarly to previously reported cases, the most frequently tried treatments was botulinum toxin and trihexyphenidyl.

artane and alcohol 2017-02-16

One year prospective, cross sectional study was conducted on patients attending Psychiatry Outpatient Department. Demographic data, clinical history, and complete prescription were noted in the predesigned proforma and prescriptions were analyzed for off-label drug use as per British National Formulary-2011.

artane tab 2017-01-01

To develop a method to measure trihexyphenidyl, chlorpromazine and clozapine in human blood with GC-MS.

artane 4 mg 2016-04-13

A 55-year-old woman with known retinitis pigmentosa for 25 years was progressively clumsy in gait and activities of daily living over the past 30 years. She was able to manage house work and social activities, but she developed swallowing disturbance associated with involuntary neck muscle spasm for 2 weeks, which brought her to our clinic on September 7, 1990. General physical examination was normal except for dry skin. Neurological examination was compatible with sensory-dominant polyneuropathy, showing distal dominant sensory impairment together with absent vibration sense and areflexia in lower limbs, but no gross muscular weakness. There were neck dystonia and bilateral poor visual acuity due to secondary optic atrophy of retinitis pigmentosa. The former responded to the combination of tiapride and trihexyphenidyl. She was admitted twice for further evaluation. Complete blood count and blood chemistry tests including lipids were all within normal limits, and so was cerebrospinal fluid. Pyruvate and lactate before and after exercise loading were also normal. Malignancy workup was negative. To our surprise, serum vitamin E level turned out very low (1.89 micrograms/ml), normal range being 4.7-20.3 micrograms/ml. Oral vitamin E administration test by 2g of alpha-tocopherol showed abnormal absorption curve followed fast clearance in serum. Stool was occasionally positive for fat corpuscles by Sudan III staining, but 99Tc-HSA leakage into the intestines was not detected.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

artane user reviews 2017-06-12

Typical and atypical antipsychotic drugs are known to block potassium repolarization channels, prolong the QTc interval, and thereby predispose to ventricular tachyarrhythmias. We report a young male schizophrenic patient who experienced clinically significant and symptomatically distressing ventricular premature contractions (VPCs) in close temporal relation with iloperidone (8-16 mg/day) treatment; there had been no VPCs with prior exposure to risperidone, trihexyphenidyl, and olanzapine, nor with subsequent exposure to asenapine. We hypothesize that the VPCs may have been triggered by an alpha 2c receptor blockade-mediated cardiostimulatory action associated with iloperidone.

artane windows reviews 2017-05-21

Trihexyphenidyl is 1 of the most effective agents for treatment of young-onset dystonia. As such, women of childbearing potential use trihexyphenidyl despite inadequate information about potential effects on pregnancy, labor, and fetal development.

artane generic 2017-02-20

A patient with severe variant angina that was refractory to conventional treatment became symptom free when she was treated with benzhexol (trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride), a cholinergic blocking agent used in the management of Parkinson's disease. There was a brief psychotic reaction when a large dose was taken and some memory impairment on the maintenance dose. Benzhexol should be used with caution but may prove to be an additional therapeutic agent in the management of severe variant angina.