What is Biperiden?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Akineton Akineton Retard

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Biperiden is an anti-Parkinson's agent and an anticholinergic that is used in the therapy of all forms of Parkinsonism and for control of extrapyramidal symptoms secondary to antipsychotics.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle spasms 3 1
Excess saliva 2 1
Parkinson's disease 2 3
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Extrapyramidal syndrome 1 0
Muscle pain 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Biperiden

Side effect Patients
Fuzzy head 1
Loss of short term memory 1
Visual accommodation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Biperiden

Dosage Patients
2 mg daily 1
2mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Biperiden

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Biperiden

Duration

Currently taking Biperiden

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Biperiden

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 5
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2 patient evaluations for Biperiden

May 9, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major depressive disorder, recurrent episode, severe, with psychotic behavior)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major depressive disorder, recurrent episode, severe, with psychotic behavior)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg All the time (24/7)

May 11, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major depressive disorder, recurrent episode, severe, with psychotic behavior)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg All the time (24/7)

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 11, 2010 (Started Dec 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for excess saliva)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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