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Brand name: Akineton TM

Active ingredients: biperiden

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has a recall notice on this product.

AKINETON, biperiden hydrochloride

Batch Numbers: 327028D, 236698D and 255238D
AUST R number: 12792

Further information on this recall can be found at http://apps.tga.gov.au/PROD/SARA/arn-detail.aspx?k=RC-2015-RN-00092-1

What it is used for

Akineton is indicated for the treatment of; Parkinsonism; Drug induced extrapyramidal symptoms; Pyramidal spasticity; Closed craniocerebral trauma and postconcussion symptoms; Trigeminal neuralgia, Nocturnal cramps

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White round quarter scored tablet marked with the Knoll logo

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Food interactions

For the active ingredient biperiden

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Take with food.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on January 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient biperiden

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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