AKINETON® is a medical product included in the class of antiparkinson drugs (drugs used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease) containing 2 mg of Biperiden hydrochloride in each tablet as an active substance. The active substance biperiden is a substance belonging to class of anticholinergic drugs (reducing the stimulation of the nervous system and smooth muscle tissue), which mainly acts on the central nervous system.
In the treatment of Parkinson’s syndrome (occurence of symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease due to various reasons), particullarly in cases with muscle stifness and tremor. In the treatment of extrapyramidal (movement disorder) symptoms (eg. sudden onset of movement disorder due to involuntary muscle contraction, restlesness and Parkinson syndrome) induced by neuroleptic (drugs effective in the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, psychotic depression) and drugs which cause similar effects.
Biperiden treatment is normally started with small doses; dose is increased by taking into consideration therapeutical effects and side effects. The duration of the treatment depends on the type of disease and the course of disease.