Procyclidine is used to treat and prevent the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and sometimes other conditions.
Take procyclidine regularly as directed with food and a glass of water.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with procyclidine including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Fast or irregular heartbeat
Hallucinations, unusual behaviour or thinking
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Memory problems, confusion, nervousness
|Tell your doctor|
Constipation, nausea, vomiting
Decreased sweating, heat stroke
Blurred vision, eyes sensitive to light
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
|Take with food|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. January 2018
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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