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Bexol - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Bexol: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Bexol?

Bexol is an anticholinergic drug marketed by Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. that contains trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride (2 mg) as the active substance. Bexol acts by blocking acetylcholine – a chemical involved in the movement of muscles and nerve conduction. Bexol is primarily suggested for people with Parkinson’s disease to control the muscles’ involuntary movement and reduce the extrapyramidal side effects in such people. It is available as a tablet formulation.

What are the uses of Bexol?

  • Bexol is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease alone or in combination with other medications. It helps to reduce involuntary muscle movement, muscle stiffness, saliva production, and sweating.
  • Indicated for the treatment of severe muscle spasms of the eyes, neck, and back caused by some psychiatric drugs
  • Used in the treatment of extrapyramidal side effects associated with Parkinson’s disease
  • It helps to improve the ability to walk in people with Parkinson’s disease.
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What are the side effects of Bexol?

Common side effects

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Blurred vision

Serious side effects

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Mood disorders
  • Vision change
  • Tachycardia/ bradycardia

The majority of the side effects associated with Bexol tend to resolve on their own without any medical attention as your body gets adapted to the drug. However, if any side effects continue to bother you, inform your doctor.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Bexol

1. Is Bexol Tablet a narcotic?

Bexol is not a narcotic. Narcotic drugs are usually derived from opium or are similar to opium and usually indicated for severe pain. Bexol, on the other hand, is an anticholinergic drug used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and muscle stiffness. Consult our doctor for the management of Parkinson’s disease and associated symptoms.

2. Do Bexol Tablets make you drowsy?

Bexol is an anticholinergic drug that causes drowsiness as one of the common side effects and induces sleep. However, if you experience severe drowsiness, inform your doctor and avoid using heavy machinery and driving vehicles as Bexol could impair your judgment ability. Consult our team of expert doctors for the best advice on the use of Bexol.

3. Does Bexol Tablet cause weight gain?

Trihexyphenidyl, an active substance of Bexol, can cause weight gain following prolonged use. Studies have shown that Trihexyphenidyl is associated with weight gain, although not everyone will experience it. If you experience sudden weight gain, inform your doctor, who might consider the need for dose adjustments.

4. How many Bexol DT 2 mg tablets can I take in a day?

Bexol is a prescription drug and should be strictly taken at the dose and frequency prescribed by your doctor. Bexol tablets can be taken up to 3-4 times a day, depending upon the severity of the symptoms. Caution should be taken not to increase or decrease the dose/frequency independently.

5. Can I stop taking Bexol DT 2 mg tablets without consulting the doctor?

Bexol, being a prescription drug, should be taken at the dose and frequency prescribed by your doctor. It should not be stopped abruptly without consultation as it could lead to the reappearance of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Consult our expert doctors for the best advice regarding the use of Bexol.

6. Can I crush a Bexol tablet?

Bexol tablets should be swallowed whole. Crushing the tablet could lead to loss of the active substance; hence, the Bexol tablet should not be crushed between your teeth or outside your body as this could lead to reduced or no effects at all. Consult our experts for information on the use of Bexol.

7. Can I take a Bexol tablet with food?

Bexol tablets can be taken with food or without food. There is limited data on drug-food interactions reported for Bexol; however, it should be taken as recommended by your doctor, 3-4 times a day. Consult our team of medical experts for the best advice on the use of Bexol.

8. Can pregnant women take Bexol?

There is limited human data to support the use of Bexol in pregnant women. Animal studies have shown harmful effects on the development of the baby. Your doctor might need to weigh the benefits and risks before prescribing Bexol during pregnancy. Consult our team of medical experts on the use of Bexol during pregnancy.

9. Can I take Bexol while breastfeeding?

There is limited human data on the use of Bexol during breastfeeding. It might be safe to use during breastfeeding; however, your doctor needs to assess the benefits and risks associated with Bexol before prescribing it. Consult our team of medical experts on the use of drugs during breastfeeding.

10. Can I consume alcohol with Bexol?

Bexol is known to cause drowsiness due to its effect on the brain, and alcohol is also known to cause drowsiness. The combined use of both could lead to severe drowsiness, impairing judgment and ability to stay oriented. So, it is not recommended to consume alcohol while on Bexol.

11. Can you take Bexol on an empty stomach?

Yes, you can take Bexol on an empty stomach for better results. However, it can be taken after meals as well. You should take Bexol as prescribed by your doctor and, more importantly, at the same time every day. Further, consult our medical doctors for expert opinions on the use of Bexol.

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