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What should I know about Akineton before taking it?

Akineton is a prescription medication that's 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 that's thought to cause Parkinson's and other similar disorders. This helps to reduce symptoms like muscle stiffness, excessive saliva production, and sweating. Akineton comes as a tablet that's taken by mouth, usually one to three times a day as directed by your doctor. It's 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, and even though their patents have expired, there are no generic versions of Akineton currently available. It's unknown when (or if) a generic version may become available because there's nothing currently preventing other companies from making one other than the fact that there's not a very high demand for this drug. Talk to your doctor to determine whether Akineton is right for you.

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