Biperiden Drug InteractionsBiperiden can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Biperiden).
What If I Take an Overdose of Biperiden?Taking too much biperiden may cause the following symptoms:
- Drowsiness, followed by hyperactivity
- Dizziness or coordination problems
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of life.
If you happen to take too much biperiden, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Akineton Overdose for more information.)
How Should Biperiden Be Stored?Biperiden tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep biperiden and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Biperiden?If you forget to take a dose of biperiden, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
How Does Biperiden Work?Biperiden is an anticholinergic medication. This means that it works by blocking the effects of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter (a chemical in the nervous system). Normal muscle movement control requires a careful balance of acetylcholine and dopamine (another neurotransmitter). In Parkinson's disease (and with extrapyramidal disorders caused by antipsychotic medications), dopamine levels are decreased, creating an imbalance between dopamine and acetylcholine. By blocking the effects of acetylcholine, biperiden helps to reestablish a normal balance between these chemicals.