Uses for Biperiden
Biperiden is used alone or together with other medicines (e.g., levodopa) to treat Parkinson’s disease. By improving muscle control and reducing stiffness, biperiden allows more normal movements of the body as the disease symptoms are reduced.
Biperiden is also used to control severe muscle reactions and other side effects from certain medicines that are used to treat severe nausea or nervous, mental, or emotional conditions (e.g., chlorpromazine [Thorazine®], perphenazine [Trilafon®], prochlorperazine [Compazine®], promethazine [Phenergan®], thioridazine [Mellaril®]).
Biperiden is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Before using Biperiden
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For biperiden, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to biperiden or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of biperiden in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of biperiden in geriatric patients. However, elderly men are more likely to have age-related prostate problems, which may require caution for patients receiving biperiden.
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.