Common Name: ethopropazine
How does Parsitan work?This medication is used for the treatment of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease to improve muscle control and reduce stiffness. It is also used to reduce the tremor and restlessness (dyskinesia) associated with the use of some medications. It works by affecting the balance of chemicals in the central nervous system (CNS). Your doctor may choose to use a medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. If you're unsure why you are taking this medication, contact your doctor.
How should I use Parsitan?The recommended adult dose of ethopropazine ranges from 100 mg to 500 mg daily in 2 or 3 divided doses with or without food. For control of tremor and restlessness associated with some medications, the usual dose to control symptoms is 100 mg twice daily. For treatment of Parkinson's disease, the medication is usually started at a lower dose (e.g., 50 mg three times daily) and gradually increased until relief of symptoms occurs. Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a different dose than the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor. It is very important that this medication be taken on a regular schedule as prescribed by the doctor. If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on with your regular schedule. Do not double-up on doses.
What form(s) does Parsitan come in?Each white, scored tablet contains ethopropazine base 50 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients include acetic anhydride, carnauba wax, cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, dicalcium phosphate, diethyl phthalate, magnesium stearate, sodium croscarmellose, sodium oleate, titanium oxide, and zein. This medication does not contain tartrazine.
What should I NOT take with Parsitan?Ethopropazine should not be taken by anyone who: has glaucoma is allergic to ethopropazine or to any of the ingredients of the medication is allergic to other phenothiazine drugs (such as perphenazine, chlorpromazine, and thioridazine)
Are there any other precautions or warnings for Parsitan?Medical conditions: This medication should be used with caution by anyone who has: heart disease prostate problems pyloric obstruction Pregnancy: If you are or may be pregnant, talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of using this medication. Breast-feeding: It is not known if ethopropazine passes into breast milk. Before breast-feeding, discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.