Antiparkinsonian drugs, Biology

Antiparkinsmian Drugs:

Antiparkinsonian drugs are  the  specific drugs  to treat the extrapynnidal side effects  of  antipsychotic agents. 

Anticholinergic drugs  block  the  secretion, thereby reducing the  symptoms  of akathesia and acute dystonia.  It is not effective against  tardive dyskinesia. Antihistamines have  effects like anticholinergic drugs. Amantadines are doparnine-releasing agents  from central neurones. Studies show that this drug may  affect some clients with Pardive dyskinesia.  

Side Effects of  Antiparkinsonian Drugs:

The side effects are dry mouth,  flushed, dry  skin, blurred vision, drowsiness, dizziness, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, insomnia, inability to concentrate. 

Nurse's Role 


Maintain an intake output chart.

Encourage adequate intake of  fluids and  roughage  in  the diet.

Record vital signs. 

Adivse the patient  not to get up quickly from a lying-down position to sitting. 

Activity  2 Write  the medication sheet  for all  the drugs you have given  to your patient during clinical work  in psychiatric ward or OPD. 

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