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What are possible pacitane side effects?


Side effects of Pacitane (also known as Benzhexol, TRIHEXYPHENIDYL):

Dose-dependent side effects are frequent. Particularly geriatric patients may react with confusional states or develop delirium.

CNS: Drowsiness, vertigo, headache, and dizziness are frequent. With high doses nervousness, agitation, anxiety, delirium, and confusion are noted. Pacitane may be abused due to a short acting mood-elevating and euphoriant effect. The normal sleep architecture may be altered (REM sleep depression). Pacitane may lower the seizure-threshold. Some instances of dementia have been noted to correllate with chronic administration of anticholinergic medications such as Pacitane for Parkinson's disease.

Peripheral side effects: Blurred vision, dry mouth, impaired sweating, abdominal discomfort, and obstipation are frequent. Tachycardia may be noted. Allergic skin reactions may occur. Parenteral use may cause orthostatic hypotension.

Eyes: Pacitane causes mydriasis with or without photophobia. It may precipitate narrow angle glaucoma.

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I have been given pacitane 2 mg 6 years ago. I want to name the doctor, Ashutosh Chauhan in Sahyadri main, Pune ,India. I was facing difficulties writing. He said me its dystonia and prescribed it. That changed my life. I took it about 3 months and gone into a severe depression after that.
I still cannot write easily ..that never changed and I am not having dystonia. But, however it started me onto various SSRIs , SNRIs, anti psychotics, benzos.

Side effects that I felt.
Euphoric, paced, overly excites, frequent urination, different vision may be watery...
And then depression.

Such doctors should be banned to lifetime for their short knowledge trials.