Akineton® is a drug that is often used for Parkinson's disease and for the so-called "extrapyramidal disorders“Is used. Extrapyramidal side effects are a type of movement disorder that can be caused by drugs, among other things. Akineton® is the trade name.

The active ingredient is called Biperiden and belongs to the group of anticholinergics.


The dosage form of Akineton® are prolonged-release tablets or normal tablets. Retard means that the tablets release their active ingredient with a delay.

application areas

Akineton® has shown good effectiveness in studies for the following symptoms / diseases and has been used for many years:

  • Parkinson's
  • at the side effects of others Neuroleptics. Neuroleptics are drugs that can also be used for Parkinson's disease. The side effects like cramps and other movement disorders can be reduced by Akineton®

The tablets require a prescription and are usually only prescribed for adults.


The therapeutic dose is between 2mg and 16mg. Please consult your doctor for advice. Never take more than your doctor has prescribed. Akineton® has to creep slowly into the body and therefore always start with a low dose. The following applies here Not the principle "a lot helps a lot“.
If your symptoms do not go away within days, this is normal, have your doctor adjust your dose. The drug should also be tapered off by your doctor. The drug Akineton® must not be stopped suddenly. Akineton® should be taken with water during or after a meal Gastrointestinal tract to protect. alcohol can change the effect of the drug and should not be taken.

Side effects

Since that drug Influence on your Central nervous system (brain) there are many different side effects. However, they are not common. It can lead to:

  • fatigue and Drowsiness

  • Mood swings

  • a headache, Nervousness, insomnia & Anxiety

  • Muscle twitching

  • Dry mouth, humiliated Perspiration

  • Changed Heartbeat sequence (slower or more quickly)

  • Visual disturbances, such as Glaucoma problems and

  • Gastrointestinal problems come.

If you notice any side effects, please discuss them with your doctor. Only he can decide whether it is necessary to reduce the dose. In an emergency, he can also give you an antidote that can quickly resolve serious side effects.

Side effects in combination with other drugs

Different drugs often influence each other. If you are also taking other drugs for Parkinson's disease, such as Levodopa, movement disorders can occur. Taking other psychotropic drugs, for example for depression, can also lead to movement disorders.

Even with allergy drugs (antihistamines), Neuroleptics and metoclopramide, increased side effects may occur. Hence, it is important that you tell your doctor about any medication you are taking.


In case you have too large an amount of Akineton please clarify this with your doctor immediately. High doses can have side effects. They are described under side effects.

If you forget to take a dose, do not worry. Do not take a double amount as compensation, but take your tablets as usual.


Akineton must not be taken if you suffer from the following diseases:

  • green Starthat is untreated

  • Intestinal obstruction

  • With various changes in the Colon- and Small intestine

  • allergy against Biperiden