Artane is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) trihexyphenidyl (benzhexol). On this page you will find out more about Artane, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: trihexyphenidyl (benzhexol)
Over 65 years of age?
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Artane 5 mg uncoated tablet, 200
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
As an adjunct in the therapy of all forms of Parkinsonism (postencephalitis, artencephalitis, arteriosclerotic and idiopathic). It is useful in the prevention or control of extrapyramidal disorders due to CNS drugs such as phenothiazines.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White tablet 3/8" (9.5mm) diameter; flat with bevelled edge. one side engraved, bisecting line; reverse plain.|
|Dosage Form||Tablet, uncoated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
200 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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