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Biperiden is often prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease or certain movement disorders caused by antipsychotic medications. This prescription medication comes in tablet form and is typically taken one to four times a day. Potential side effects can include nausea, constipation, and blurred vision. Before taking biperiden, tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements.

What Is Biperiden?

Biperiden hydrochloride (Akineton®) is a prescription medication approved for treating the following conditions:
(Click What Is Biperiden Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Biperiden Side Effects

Common side effects of biperiden include but are not limited to:
  • Dry mouth
  • Confusion or memory problems
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision (often caused by dry eyes)
  • Difficulty passing urine.
(Click Side Effects of Biperiden to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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