Procyclidine, also known as Kemadrin, is an anticholinergic medication used to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. It works by blocking the action of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine in the brain, which helps to improve muscle control and reduce tremors.
Procyclidine can effectively reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with movement.
It can also be used to treat the symptoms of other movement disorders such as dystonia and tardive dyskinesia.
Procyclidine can also be used to treat symptoms of drug-induced Parkinsonism caused by certain medications such as antipsychotics.
Procyclidine can cause a range of side effects, including dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, and drowsiness.
It can also cause changes in heart rate and blood pressure.
Procyclidine can also cause changes in mood, such as depression or confusion.
Long-term use of Procyclidine can cause cognitive impairment.
Procyclidine can also cause addiction and withdrawal symptoms if stopped abruptly.