Relihexy 5mg Tablet 10'S

Parkinsonism Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

RELIHEXY 5MG contains Trihexyphenidyl which belongs to the group of medicines called Central Anticholinergics. It is used to improve muscle control in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a long-term brain disorder that causes muscle stiffness, shaking, slow and unsteady movements, difficulty in walking and loss of balance. It happens due to loss of nerve cells at certain regions of brain (basal ganglia) that controls body movements.

RELIHEXY 5MG can also be used to control abnormal involuntary muscle movements (such as extreme restlessness or muscle spasms) in the body that is caused due to the use of certain medicines.

Trihexyphenidyl is a muscle relaxant. It reduces muscle stiffness and relaxes muscles by reducing the activity of a chemical messenger called acetylcholine in the brain. It also restores a balance between certain brain chemicals (dopamine and acetylcholine) that controls body movements. Before taking RELIHEXY 5MG, inform your doctor if you have glaucoma, high blood pressure, stomach ulcer or problems in your prostate gland. You must also inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney, or heart problems before taking RELIHEXY 5MG as a precaution.

Talk to your doctor before taking RELIHEXY 5MG if you have myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness) or tardive dyskinesia (unusual movements of face and tongue). Consult your doctor before taking RELIHEXY 5MG if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The most common side effects of taking RELIHEXY 5MG are dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, and vomiting. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.

USES OF RELIHEXY 5MG

  • To reduce muscle stiffness and improve muscle control in patients with Parkinson’s disease
  • To treat drug-induced abnormal involuntary muscle movements (such as extreme restlessness or muscle spasms)

HOW RELIHEXY 5MG WORKS

RELIHEXY 5MG is an anticholinergic medicine with muscle relaxing properties. It reduces muscle stiffness and improves muscle control by reducing the activity of a chemical messenger called acetylcholine in the brain. It also regulates the release of a brain chemical called dopamine that regulates proper body movements and coordination. As a result, it reduces abnormal muscle movements associated with Parkinson’s disease and with the use of certain medicines.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take RELIHEXY 5MG as advised by your physician. Swallow RELIHEXY 5MG with a glass of water. Do not chew or crush the medicine. It must be taken with or just before meals.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Continue to take RELIHEXY 5MG for the stipulated duration as advised by your doctor without any interruption to achieve maximum benefits.

SIDE EFFECTS OF RELIHEXY 5MG

COMMON

  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • blurred vision
  • nausea
  • nervousness

RARE

Stop taking RELIHEXY 5MG and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • feeling restless, agitated, or confused
  • delusion (false beliefs), hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that does not exist)
  • difficulty in sleeping
  • immediate or short-term memory loss
  • worsening of myasthenia gravis (muscle pain or weakness)
  • eye problems (dilated pupils, eye discomfort and increased sensitivity to light, eye pain)
  • fast heartbeat
  • fever, skin rash with redness or dryness
  • inability to pass urine, feeling thirsty

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and Vomiting:

Take RELIHEXY 5MG with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if your nausea worsens.

Constipation:

Eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Drink plenty of fluids. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor if this side effect bothers you.

Dry mouth:

Drink plenty of water or fluids at regular intervals. Frequent small sips of water or the use of artificial saliva may be beneficial. However, if it bothers you or if your condition worsens contact your doctor.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

RELIHEXY 5MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

RELIHEXY 5MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy after taking RELIHEXY 5MG.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking RELIHEXY 5MG.

KIDNEY

RELIHEXY 5MG should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

RELIHEXY 5MG should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take RELIHEXY 5MG if you are allergic to Trihexyphenidyl.

HEART DISEASE

RELIHEXY 5MG should be used with caution in patients with heart problems (such as high blood pressure). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

Before taking RELIHEXY 5MG, inform your doctor if you:

  • have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
  • have problems in prostate gland
  • have difficulty in passing urine
  • have stomach ulcer, severe heartburn, acid indigestion or any other digestive disorders
  • suffer from myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness)
  • have tardive dyskinesia (unusual movements of the face and the tongue)

Use in Pediatrics:

RELIHEXY 5MG should be used with caution in children and adolescents (below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Use in Geriatrics:

RELIHEXY 5MG should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years or above). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions:

Before taking RELIHEXY 5MG, inform your doctor, if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • aspirin (a medicine used to relieve pain and reduce fever)
  • medicine used for depression such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (Ex. moclobemide, tranylcypromine) or tricyclic antidepressants (Ex. amitriptyline)
  • medicines used to treat mental illness (Ex. chlorpromazine, thioridazine, clozapine)
  • antihistamines (medicines used to treat allergies) Ex. cetirizine, desloratadine, fexofenadine
  • disopyramide (a medicine used to treat irregular heartbeat)
  • levodopa (a medicine used to treat parkinson’s disease)
  • amantadine (a medicine used for viral infections)
  • nefopam (a medicine used for pain relief)
  • metoclopramide or domperidone (medicines used for nausea and vomiting)
  • parasympathomimetics (medicine used for urinary retention) ex. neostigmine, bethanechol

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more RELIHEXY 5MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose might include anxiety, depression, and behavioral changes.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Trihexyphenidyl
Pharmacological Category :   Antimuscarinic agents
Therapeutic Indication :   Abnormal muscle movements
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Injection

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep RELIHEXY 5MG out of reach of children
  • Store RELIHEXY 5MG at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT RELIHEXY 5MG

How long does it take for RELIHEXY 5MG to start acting?

RELIHEXY 5MG begins to act within 1 hour following administration. It reaches its maximum action between 2-3 hours after administration. The effects of RELIHEXY 5MG can be there in your body for around 6-12 hours.

What RELIHEXY 5MG is used for?

RELIHEXY 5MG is used to improve muscle control in patients with Parkinson’s disease. It can also be used to control abnormal involuntary muscle movements (such as extreme restlessness or muscle spasms) in the body that is caused due to the use of certain medicines.

Is RELIHEXY 5MG safe to be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women?

RELIHEXY 5MG is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women. However, consult your doctor before taking.

What are the side effects of RELIHEXY 5MG?

The most common side effects of taking RELIHEXY 5MG are dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, blurring of vision, nausea, and vomiting. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms gets worse.

Is it safe to drive after taking RELIHEXY 5MG?

RELIHEXY 5MG may cause dizziness and blurred vision in some individuals. If you experience these side effects, try to avoid driving or operating heavy machines.

What happens if you take more RELIHEXY 5MG than your required dose?

If you or anyone else accidentally took more RELIHEXY 5MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are anxiety, depression, and behavioral changes.

How long should I take RELIHEXY 5MG?

You are advised to take RELIHEXY 5MG until your doctor suggests you discontinue the medicine. Do not stop taking RELIHEXY 5MG without consulting your doctor as it may make your symptoms to reappear.

Will taking a higher dose of RELIHEXY 5MG be more effective?

No. Do not take a higher dose of RELIHEXY 5MG than the prescribed one without consulting your doctor. Taking a higher dose of RELIHEXY 5MG may not be beneficial. Instead, it can cause serious side effects. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable higher dose or suggest an alternative therapy after evaluating your disease condition.

What should I do if I forget to take a dose of RELIHEXY 5MG?

If your forgot to take a dose of RELIHEXY 5MG, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed one and take the regular dose. Do not take a double dose of RELIHEXY 5MG to compensate the missed dose.

Can I stop taking RELIHEXY 5MG once my symptoms subside?

No. Do not stop taking RELIHEXY 5MG without consulting your doctor as it may cause the symptoms to reappear. Make sure to take RELIHEXY 5MG for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve the maximum results.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Antiparkinsonian Drugs. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 433.

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3. Talha N. Jilani; Sarah Sabir; Sandeep Sharma. Trihexyphenidyl. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. February 2022 [Accessed on 3rd June 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK519488/

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HYDROCHLORIDE 5MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Relihexy 5mg Tablet 10'S

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