PROCYCLIDINE is an anticholinergic agent. It works by relaxing smooth muscle, which stops muscle spasms. This medicine is used to treat the stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle control of Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat and prevent these same muscular conditions when they are caused by certain drugs.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
Take the tablets by mouth. Take the medicine with food or immediately after finishing a meal. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking the medicine except on your prescriber's advice.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including nonprescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
Procyclidine may cause lightheadedness or blurred vision. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. Using Procyclidine alone, with certain other medicines or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
Procyclidine may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. Alcohol, hot weather, exercise, and fever can increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Also, sit or lie down at the first sign of dizziness, lightheadedness, or weakness.
Do not become overheated in hot weather or during exercise or other activities; heatstroke may occur.
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not include all possible side effects.
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.
Store Kemadrin at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom.