AKINETON® is a medicinal product in the form of a solution for injection containing 5 mg of Biperiden lactate in each 1 ml as an active substance. The active substance biperiden is a substance in the class of anticholinergic drugs (reducing the stimulation of the nervous system and smooth muscle tissue), which mainly acts on the central nervous system.
Especially when rapid onset of action desired or as initial treatment of severe Parkinson’s syndrome (occurence of similar symptoms due to various reasons), particullarly in cases with muscle stifness and tremor. In the treatment of extrapyramidal (movement disorder) symptoms (eg. movement disorder due to involuntary muscle contraction, restlesness and Parkinson syndrome) induced by neuroleptic (drugs effective in the of treatment of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, psychotic depression) and drugs which cause similar effects” In the treatment of nicotine poisoning, poisoning caused by organophosphate-containing compounds (pesticides and war gases)
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.