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Trihexyphenidyl is used for treating Parkinson's disease and other similar conditions, as well as extrapyramidal symptoms caused by antipsychotic medications. It works by balancing the levels of dopamine and acetylcholine, chemicals in the body that become unbalanced with parkinsonism and extrapyramidal symptoms. The medication is available by prescription, comes in tablet and elixir form, and is generally taken three or four times daily.
- Extrapyramidal symptoms (movement or muscle tension problems) caused by antipsychotic medications
- Parkinson's disease and other similar conditions (when used in combination with other medications).
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision (often caused by dry eyes).