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1. Anticholinergics are drugs of choice for acute dystonias and for drug-induced Parkinsonism.

2. Intramuscular injections of anticholinergic agents are most effective for rapid relief.

3. Anticholinergic agents are less effective for drug-induced akathisia, which often requires addition of a beta blocker.

4. Antiparkinsonian agents are usually initiated when a patient develops neuroleptic-related extrapyramidal side effects, but they may be given prophylactically in high-risk patients. The anticholinergic agent should be tapered and discontinued after one to six months if possible.

Classification of Anticholinergic/Antiparkinsonian Agents

Name

Trade Name

Class

Dose

Benztropine

Cogentin

Anticholinergic

1-2 mg bid-tid orally or 1-2 mg IM

Biperiden

Akineton

Anticholinergic

2 mg bid-tid orally or 2 mg IM

Trihexyphenidyl

Artane

Anticholinergic

2-5 mg bid-qid

Diphenhydramine

Benadryl

Antihistamine/ Anticholinergic

25-50 mg bid to qid or 25-50 mg IM

Amantadine

Symmetrel

Dopamine/ Agonist

100-150 mg bid

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