GENERIC NAME: ANTIDYSKINETICS - ORAL
HOW TO USE: Take with food or milk to prevent stomach upset, unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Take this drug as directed. It may take a few weeks or months before the full benefits of this medication are observed. Do not stop taking this medication without your doctor's approval. Suddenly stopping the medication can sometimes lead to a worsening of symptoms.
SIDE EFFECTS: This drug may cause drowsiness, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, stomach upset, vision changes, sleeplessness, trembling of the hands or dry mouth. These effects should subside as your body adjusts to the medicine. If they persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly. Notify your doctor promptly if you develop: vomiting, fever, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, difficulty urinating, uncontrollable movements, muscle stiffness, fast/irregular heart rate, mood/mental changes. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute. This drug infrequently can cause decreased sweating, which could raise your body temperature (hyperthermia). The risk of this serious side effect is greater in hot weather and/or during vigorous exercise. Drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly while in hot climates, or when exercising. Check carefully for signs of decreased sweating. If this occurs, promptly seek cooler or air-conditioned shelter and/or stop exercising. Seek immediate medical attention if your body temperature is above normal, or if you have mental/mood changes, headache or dizziness. Consult your doctor for more details. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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