What is Akineton (biperiden hydrochloride)?

Akineton (biperiden hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that is used to treat Parkinson's disease and other disorders like Parkinson's disease. It may also be used to treat certain side effects of antipsychotic medications. Akineton is a type of medication called an anticholinergic, which helps to correct the chemical imbalance thought to cause Parkinson's and other similar disorders. This drug helps to reduce symptoms like muscle stiffness, excessive saliva production, and sweating. Akineton comes as an oral tablet, usually taken one to three times a day. It is important that you take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor in order for it to be effective. Akineton is made by Abbott Laboratories for Par Pharmaceuticals; even though their patents have expired, there are no generic versions of Akineton currently available. Talk to your doctor to determine whether Akineton is right for you.

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