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What are anticholinergic medicines?

John Preston, PsyD
Psychology
Anticholinergic medications are used occasionally to combat side effects of some antipsychotic drugs (side effects such as muscle rigidity or spasms, restlessness, and tremor). The brand names of anticholinergic medications include Cogentin, Akineton, and Artane. Anticholinergic drugs have their own set of side effects, including constipation, blurred vision, dry mouth, difficulty beginning urination, and (occasionally) memory loss, confusion, and delirium.
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