Akineton and Pleurothotonus - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Pleurothotonus is found among people who take Akineton, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Akineton and have Pleurothotonus. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,814 people who have side effects when taking Akineton from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Aug, 12, 2022

5,814 people reported to have side effects when taking Akineton.
Among them, 18 people (0.31%) have Pleurothotonus.

What is Akineton?

Akineton has active ingredients of biperiden hydrochloride. It is often used in parkinson's disease. eHealthMe is studying from 5,637 Akineton users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Pleurothotonus?

Pleurothotonus (neurological disorder which occurs due to prolonged exposure to antipsychotic drugs) is found to be associated with 148 drugs and 112 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Akineton and Pleurothotonus reports submitted per year:

Could Akineton cause Pleurothotonus?

Time on Akineton when people have Pleurothotonus *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pleurothotonus when taking Akineton *:

  • female: 72.22 %
  • male: 27.78 %

Age of people who have Pleurothotonus when taking Akineton *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.56 %
  • 40-49: 5.56 %
  • 50-59: 44.44 %
  • 60+: 44.44 %

Common drugs people take besides Akineton *:

  1. Haldol: 10 people, 55.56%
  2. Risperdal: 6 people, 33.33%
  3. Diazepam: 6 people, 33.33%
  4. Lamotrigine: 4 people, 22.22%
  5. Zyprexa: 3 people, 16.67%
  6. Clozapine: 3 people, 16.67%
  7. Zopiclone: 3 people, 16.67%
  8. Levothyroxine Sodium: 3 people, 16.67%
  9. Simvastatin: 3 people, 16.67%
  10. Valproate Sodium: 2 people, 11.11%

Common side effects people have besides Pleurothotonus *:

  1. Fall: 5 people, 27.78%
  2. Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement): 3 people, 16.67%
  3. Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness): 2 people, 11.11%
  4. Drug Dependence: 2 people, 11.11%
  5. Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance): 1 person, 5.56%
  6. Dizziness Postural: 1 person, 5.56%
  7. Drowsiness: 1 person, 5.56%
  8. Drug Level Increased: 1 person, 5.56%
  9. Dyslalia (inability to articulate comprehensible speech): 1 person, 5.56%
  10. Dysphoria (generalized dissatisfaction with life): 1 person, 5.56%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes): 3 people, 16.67%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 2 people, 11.11%
  3. Helicobacter Gastritis (inflammation of the inner lining of the stomach caused by helicobacter pylori (h. pylori) a bacterium): 2 people, 11.11%
  4. Urinary Tract Infection: 1 person, 5.56%
  5. Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type (delusions and auditory hallucinations but relatively normal intellectual functioning and expression of affect): 1 person, 5.56%
  6. Schizoaffective Disorder (a mental disorder characterized by disordered thought): 1 person, 5.56%
  7. Psychomotor Hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness): 1 person, 5.56%
  8. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 1 person, 5.56%
  9. Myoclonus (a brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or a group of muscles): 1 person, 5.56%
  10. Musculoskeletal Stiffness (stiffness of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves): 1 person, 5.56%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Akineton and have Pleurothotonus?

Check whether Pleurothotonus is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on biperiden hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Akineton) and Akineton (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

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