Treating Parkinson disease and other Parkinson-like disorders. It is used to treat certain side effects (eg, involuntary movements) caused by certain medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Biperiden is an anticholinergic. It works by helping to correct the chemical imbalance thought to cause Parkinson-type disorders.

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  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking biperiden:

    Incidence not known:
    Anxiety
    chest pain or discomfort
    chills
    cold sweats
    confusion
    confusion about identity, place, and time
    decrease in frequency of urination
    decrease in urine volume
    difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
    disturbed behavior
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
    dry mouth
    false or unusual sense of well-being
    hyperventilation
    irregular heartbeats
    irregular, twisting uncontrolled movement of the face, hands, arms, or legs
    irritability
    nervousness
    painful urination
    restlessness
    shaking
    shortness of breath
    slow or irregular heartbeat
    trouble sleeping
    unusual tiredness
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking biperiden, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose:
    Change in consciousness
    chest pain or discomfort
    convulsions
    decreased awareness or responsiveness
    decreased secretions of the mouth, pharynx, nose, or bronchi
    delusions of persecution, mistrust, suspiciousness, or combativeness
    dizziness
    dry mouth
    enlarged pupils
    face is warm or hot to touch
    fainting
    fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    foul-smelling breath
    holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
    lightheadedness
    loss of consciousness
    loss of memory
    no breathing
    redness to face
    seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
    severe sleepiness
    shakiness and unsteady walk
    trouble sitting still
    unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
    unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
    warm, dry skin
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with biperiden may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Incidence not known:
    Blurred vision
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    drowsiness
    nausea
    vomiting
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