Parsitan and/or Equivalents
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Partisan is a drug used to treat the Parkinson's disease. It is a brand name given to the drug ethopropazine, which effects the chemical balance of the nervous system and provides relief from the disease of the nervous system by aiding normal muscular movement. The drug comes in the form of white tablets, each tablet containing 50mg of ethopropazine. The drug should be stored following the instructions on the box.
Conditions treated by Parsitan
Parsitan is used to treat Parkinson's disease, which is a disease of the nervous system and is characterized by tremors, stiffness in the limbs, decreased control over muscle movements and restlessness. Use of this drug improves muscle control, reduces stiffness in the limbs and helps the patient have better control over his muscles. However, the process is time taking. Dosage is increased gradually until the patient gets relief from Parkinson's. This disease does not have a permanent cure. Intake of Parsitan will reduce the discomfort caused due to the disease to a large extent. The drug is also used to treat people with dyskinesia, which is a movement disorder like Parkinson's and characterized by tics and involuntary muscle movements.
Parsitan Dosage information
The dosage should be taken as recommended by the doctor. The dosage is influenced by many factors like the age, weight and severity of the disease. So, the dose will vary from person to person. However, the typical recommendations of the drug are as given below.
a.) Typical Dosage Recommendation
The treatment is started with an initial dose of 50mg thrice a day. The dosage may be increased to 100mg, divided over two times a day, until the patient experiences relief symptoms. The dosage may gradually reach up to 500mg. In some cases, dosages as high as 1g or 1000mg have also been recommended. The doctor's recommendation should be strictly adhered to, while undergoing treatment-using Parsitan. The drug can be taken with or without food.
b.) Missing A Dose
In case a dosage is missed, the next dosage should be taken as early as possible. But if the time of the next dose is very close, then skip the dose altogether and take the next dose directly. A double dose can be dangerous. However, stringent care should be taken of not missing the dose.
Overdosing can be fatal. It can lead to adverse side effects like loss of memory, troubled breathing, unsteadiness, extreme dryness of the oral regions and hallucinations. In case of an overdose, a doctor should immediately be consulted and the recommended action taken.
The doctor should be made familiar with any other medical treatment and medication that the patient may be undergoing. Also inform the doctor about habits like nicotine addiction, alcoholism, caffeine and other intoxicants. Intake of these addictive substances directly affects the nervous system. Since Parsitan is also a drug meant to treat a condition of the nervous system, the doctor should know about such habits of the patient.
People who have glaucoma should not be administered Parsitan. The primary ingredient of the drug is ethopropazine. So, anybody who is allergic to this substance should be kept away from the drug. The doctor should be informed about any substance that a person is allergic to. Drug interactions can have fatal effects on the body. Phenothiazine allergic patients should not be prescribed Parsitan.
Women who are pregnant or who conceive during the use of Parsitan should consult the doctor immediately. Medications are generally not recommended to pregnant and breast feeding women since it may effect the fetus and in some cases cause early abortions.
People who suffer from problem related to the heart, pyloric problems and prostrate should inform the doctor about their medical history. The dosage of Parsitan will vary depending on the medical condition of the body.
A person taking Parsitan should consult the doctor before taking any other medicines including herbal and over-the counter drug. Self-medication should be avoided during Parsitan intake.
Parsitan Side effect
The side effects of Parsitan can vary from person to person. Since Parkinson's is a disease of the central nervous system, the side effects of the drug will primarily be related to the nervous system. If the patient experiences too much of uneasiness while under treatment from the drug, then a doctor should be immediately consulted. The common side effects of the drug are mentioned below.
Loss of memory, Nausea, Vomiting, Severe headaches, Lethargy or drowsiness, Dizziness, Parched mouth and throat, Liver trouble resulting in yellowing of the skin and eyes, dark colored urine, Numbness of the limbs, Constipation, Irritation of the eye when exposed to light and blurred vision, Reduce in sweating, Fainting, Muscle cramps, Difficulty and pain in urination, Paresthesia.
In case of allergic reactions to the drug, rashes, itching or swelling may occur on the skin, in which case, the doctor should be immediately consulted. Other than the above-mentioned side effects, more severe side effects have also been noticed in a number of people. The adverse effects of Parsitan are listed below.
Increased rate of heart beat, Sudden seizures, Severe drowsiness, Severe breathing problem, Hallucinations.
Side effects of the drug can lead to further complications in the patient. Hence, the side effects have to be seriously considered and remedial measures should be taken. In cases of severe side effects, a doctor may recommend discontinuation of the drug.
Possible Drug Interaction With Parsitan
The main ingredient of Parsitan, ethopropazine, interacts with medicines that have an effect on the nervous system like:
- Anti-depressant medication such as:
- Sleep inducing medicines:
- Anticholinergic medications like:
- Propyl-Thyracil (propylthiouracil)
- Haldol (haloperidol>
The interaction of Parsitan with many herbal intake medications is not yet clear. Nevertheless, the doctor should be told about any other medication, which the patient may be taking. In case of an interaction, a doctor should immediately be consulted. The doctor may either prescribe to change the dosage or stop the use of the drug. However, the drug should never be discontinued without consulting the doctor.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.