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Parsitan is a medication that is primarily used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as muscle control, stiffness, and tremors. Parsitan is also sometimes used to treat abnormal muscle movements and its effects can usually be noticed within a few hours. It is available in the form of tablets and can be obtained with a prescription.
Parsitan contains the active ingredient ethopropazine. It belongs to a class of drugs called phenothiazines and affects the balance of certain chemicals in the body, mainly acetylcholine. It works by affecting the balance of certain chemicals in the body, namely acetylcholine. Its effects can be noticed within a few hours after administration.
Use and Dosage
Parsitan (Ethopropazine) is a medication that comes in the form of tablets, which are meant to be taken orally. To use Parsitan tablet, follow the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. The medication is typically taken orally, with or without food.
The usual recommended adult dose of ethopropazine ranges from 100 mg to 500 mg daily in 2 or 3 divided doses, with or without food. The average daily dose of Parsitan for children with dystonia is 41 mg, and for adults is 24 mg. Follow your doctor's instructions and do not adjust the dosage without their guidance. Dosages that are too high can result in unwanted side effects, while dosages that are too low may not provide adequate symptom relief. Talk to your healthcare provider for guidance on the appropriate dosage of Parsitan.
Take the medication at the same time(s) every day to maintain consistent levels in the body. Do not increase or decrease the dosage without consulting your doctor. If you have any questions or concerns about how to use Parsitan tablet, be sure to speak with your healthcare provider.
Take Parsitan tablet exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Common Side Effects of Parsitan (Ethopropazine):
- Decreased sweating
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Dryness of the mouth, nose, or throat
- Increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
- Nausea or vomiting
Serious Side Effects of Parsitan (Ethopropazine):
- Blurred or double vision
- Confusion or memory impairment
- Difficult or painful urination
- Drowsiness Eye pain
- Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
- Loss of memory (especially for seniors)
- Muscle cramps
- Numbness or weakness in the hands or feet
- Rapid heartbeat
- Shortness of breath or troubled breathing
- Skin rash
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
Forms and Strength
Parsitan (Ethopropazine) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 50 mg
- Allergic reactions: People with a history of allergic reactions to ethopropazine or other phenothiazine drugs should avoid using Parsitan.
- Cardiovascular problems: Parsitan can cause changes in blood pressure and should be used with caution in people with heart or blood vessel problems.
- Central nervous system effects: Parsitan can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and other effects on the central nervous system, which can impair driving or other tasks that require alertness.
- Glaucoma: Parsitan can increase eye pressure and should be used with caution in people with glaucoma.
- Intestinal problems: Parsitan can cause constipation and should be used with caution in people with intestinal problems.
- Liver or kidney problems: Parsitan should be used with caution in people with liver or kidney problems.
- Parkinson's dementia: Parsitan should beSome possible cautions about Parsitan (Ethopropazine) may include:
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Parsitan is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women, as its effects on fetal development and breast milk are not well-understood.
- Elderly patients: Elderly patients may be more susceptible to the side effects of Parsitan and may require lower doses or more careful monitoring.
- Seizure disorder: Parsitan may lower the seizure threshold and should be used with caution in patients with a history of seizures or epilepsy.
- Mental health conditions: Parsitan may exacerbate certain mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety. If a patient has a history of these conditions, they should discuss it with their doctor before taking Parsitan.
- Alcohol consumption: Alcohol may potentiate the sedative effects of Parsitan and should be avoided while taking Parsitan. It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or impaired alertness, which can affect the ability to perform tasks requiring mental alertness, such as driving or operating heavy machinery.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Parsitan (Ethopropazine) addictive?
Parsitan (Ethopropazine) is not considered to be addictive. However, it should be used with caution in people with a history of substance abuse or addiction.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Parsitan (Ethopropazine)?
If you miss a dose of Parsitan (Ethopropazine), you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, you should skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
Can Parsitan (Ethopropazine) be used to treat other conditions?
Parsitan (Ethopropazine) is not approved by the FDA for any other use besides Parkinson's disease. However, it may be used off-label by some doctors to treat other conditions like dystonia or tardive dyskinesia.
It's important to purchase Parsitan from verified Canadian pharmacy.