2 patient evaluations for Trihexyphenidyl with a side effects rating of Severe

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Mar 25, 2011 (Started Oct 12, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (cognitive confusion, loss of short term memory)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped Artane March 2011...the short term memory was causing some major problems in my life
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: cognitive confusion, loss of short term memory

Jan 3, 2011 (Started Oct 12, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cognitive confusion, loss of short term memory)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Artane definitely helps with my tremors but it also cause some short term memory problems
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: cognitive confusion, loss of short term memory

Apr 2, 2010 (Started Oct 12, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cognitive confusion, loss of short term memory)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was off Artane for several months, by my request. I started again because my tremors started getting bad again. I did not see any improvement in my memory loss while I was off of the artane
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: cognitive confusion, loss of short term memory

Nov 20, 2009 (Started Oct 12, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (cognitive confusion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started taking Artane when diagnosed. It helped my tremors, but had a devastating effect on my short term memory. My neuro and I felt like it was time to start weaning me off of Artane on Oct 29,2009. I took my last dose morning of Nov 20, 2009. Went from 5mgs 4xdaily to 2.5 mgs 1xday over 3 weeks. Have not seen any real improvement over short term memory loss but over all feel better physically. My tremors have not increased significantly enough to warrant going back to Artane.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: cognitive confusion, loss of short term memory

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 1, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor in hands)
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory problems, cognitive confusion, word fishing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this for quite a long time, but after I started to not remember conversations with my kids, I decided to figure out why this was...once I stopped it helped a lot with my bad memory...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: cognitive confusion, word fishing, memory problems, memory problems

Sep 19, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor in hands)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory problems, cognitive confusion, word fishing)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Side effects: cognitive confusion, word fishing, memory problems, memory problems

  • 2 helpful marks
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