Artane is the consumer name for trihexyphenidyl.  This drug is used to treat the muscular symptoms of Parkinsons disease.  Trihexyphenidyl is an antispasmodic drug that treats the tremors, muscle spasms and poor motor control by altering unusual nerve impulses and relaxing stiff muscles. 

What are the Adverse Effects of Trihexyphenidyl?

There have been cases of reported narrow angle glaucoma and blindness from the use of Trihexyphenidyl.  Nervousness and dry mouth have also been reported as side effects of this drug, but aren’t a source of injury.

What is the Current Status of Trihexyphenidyl?

Drugs such as Artane are an effective way to deal with the motor problems of Parkinsons.  While blindness and blurred vision are traumatic injuries, many patients must weigh the risks between both conditions.  The FDA has revised the warning labels but has taken no further action. 

If you have suffered injuries because of using trihexyphenidyl you should see a doctor immediately.  You also may wish to contact an experienced products liability attorney to help preserve your legal rights and your ability to recover for your injuries.