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When determining your biperiden dosage, your healthcare provider will consider factors such as the condition being treated and other medical conditions you have, among other things. For treating movement disorders caused by antipsychotic medications, the typical starting biperiden dose is 2 mg one to three times a day. The recommended starting dose for treating Parkinson's disease is 2 mg taken three or four times daily.

Biperiden Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of biperiden hydrochloride (Akineton®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • How you respond to biperiden (especially if you develop side effects)
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Biperiden Dose for Extrapyramidal Symptoms

When treating extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) caused by antipsychotic medications, the recommended biperiden dosage is 2 mg (one tablet), taken one to three times a day.

Biperiden Dose for Parkinson's Disease

The usual starting biperiden dosage for treating Parkinson's disease is 2 mg (one tablet), taken three or four times a day. If necessary, your healthcare provider may gradually increase your dose up to a maximum of eight tablets per day.

General Information on Your Biperiden Dosage

Considerations for people taking biperiden include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually one to four times a day.
  • You can take biperiden with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it during or after meals.
  • Make sure to take biperiden at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For biperiden to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your biperiden dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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